The Thirteenth Amendment was proposed and ratified in 1865. What was the purpose of adding Section 2 to the amendment?
Section 1: 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
Section 2: Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
A. to ensure that slavery was completely abolished by all states
B. to remind the Southern states that the North won the Civil War
C. to remind the states that Congress had complete control over their laws
D. to show that military force would be used if slavery continued in any state
Section 2: Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation: A. to ensure that slavery was completely abolished by all states.
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