ALSO INCLUDED IS THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT BANNING SLAVERY - The landmark thirteenth amendment, dated April 8, 1864, declared 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." This was the first change made to the Constitution since 1804, and represents the first substantial expansion of civil liberties since the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. The Morgan's document is written on vellum and countersigned by Abraham Lincoln.
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