THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
(A Short Quiz on the 13th Amendment)
From the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
In honor of being created equal and entitled to liberty, here is a short quiz about the 13th amendment abolishing slavery.
When did the 13th Amendment pass the Senate?
When did the 13th Amendment pass the House?
When was the 13th Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln? Signed by Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865
When was the 13th Amendment ratified?
How many states didnít vote in favor of the law?
Can you name them?
What? Wait a minute...when did this state officially approve the 13th Amendment?
By not notifying the U.S Archivist, this state held out on formally agreeing to abolish slavery in the state until February 7, 2013.
A research grant to study slavery and the Underground Railroad in Kentucky inspired, "A Promise Moon." I alluded to, or drew inspiration from my findings as I wrote my latest novel which is set during the Civil War. RESEARCH FINDINGS