13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

  • During the reconstruction of the war, the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were created.
  • The 13th amendment was passed on January 31, 1865
  • It says that  "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."  Which abolishes slavery in the U.S.
  • The 14th amendment was passed July 9, 1868
  • It gives civil rights to all citizens 
  • The 15th amendment was passed on February 3, 1870
  • It gives African Americans the right to vote