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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:09 PM

Mississippi finally officially ratifies 13th Amendment

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After Congress voted for the 13th Amendment in January 1864, the measure went to the states for ratification.

On Dec. 6, 1864, the amendment received the two-thirds’ vote it needed when Georgia became the 27th state to ratify it. States that rejected the measure included Delaware, Kentucky, New Jersey and Mississippi.

In the months and years that followed, states continued to ratify the amendment, including those that had initially rejected it. New Jersey ratified the amendment in 1866, Delaware in 1901 and Kentucky in 1976.

But there was an asterisk beside Mississippi. A note read: “Mississippi ratified the amendment in 1995, but because the state never officially notified the US Archivist, the ratification is not official.”

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http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130217/NEWS01/302170050/Historic-oversight-corrected-Film-Lincoln-inspires-look-into-slavery-vote

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n2doc Feb 2013 OP
Enrique Feb 2013 #1
rdharma Feb 2013 #2
freshwest Feb 2013 #6
GeorgeGist Feb 2013 #3
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #4
n2doc Feb 2013 #5
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #8
surrealAmerican Feb 2013 #7

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:13 PM

1. not the Onion

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:16 PM

2. The Alabama state motto.........

 

At least we're not Mississippi!

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Response to rdharma (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:13 PM

6. I could tell a joke here, but someone might take it wrong. So I'll pass.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:24 PM

3. Perhaps MS isn't ...

officially a State?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:34 PM

4. I don't get this part--

"On Dec. 6, 1864, the amendment received the two-thirds’ vote it needed when Georgia became the 27th state to ratify it."

If GA was part of the Confederacy, what were they doing ratifying an amendment to the US Constitution?

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:40 PM

5. typo. Should be 1865. Presumably by government picked by the North. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:43 AM

8. Yes, 1865...

From This Day in History: Dec. 6, 1865:

A Republican victory in the 1864 presidential election would guarantee the success of the amendment. The Republican platform called for the "utter and complete destruction" of slavery, while the Democrats favored restoration of states' rights, which would include at least the possibility for the states to maintain slavery. Lincoln's overwhelming victory set in motion the events leading to ratification of the amendment. The House passed the measure in January 1865 and it was sent to the states for ratification. When Georgia ratified it on December 6, 1865, the institution of slavery officially ceased to exist in the United States.

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:16 PM

7. I guess we should welcome them back into the US sometime soon ...

... real soon.

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