THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
(Answers to 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 are the answers to a short quiz about the 13th amendment abolishing slavery.
13th Amendment Quiz answers:
When did the 13th Amendment pass the Senate?
Passed the Senate on April 8, 1864
When did the 13th Amendment pass the House?
Passed the House on January 31, 1865
When was the 13th Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln?
Signed by Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865
When was the 13th Amendment ratified?
Ratified by 3/4ths of the states to became law on December 6, 1865
How many states didn’t vote in favor of the law?
Four (4) states didn’t vote in favor of the law.
Texas — February 18, 1870
Delaware — February 12, 1901 (After rejection – February 8, 1865)
Kentucky — March 18, 1976 (After rejection – February 24, 1865)
Mississippi — March 16, 1995; (But not officially.)
What? Wait a minute...when did Mississippi officially approve the 13th Amendment?
By not notifying the U.S Archivist, Mississippi 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