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United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.

Cite as: Christopher Vizcardo, Mary Nelson, Erica Croft, Edward Goebel, Antony Jackson, Kiana McAllister, Matt Rands, Joseph Stanley, Annabel Harris, Lauren Davis, Elizabeth Green, Louise Navarro-Cann, and Nicholas P. S. Cole, United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2019).

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12 historical records used for this dataset.


15 committees met in 279 sessions. Average 23.25 sessions each.

Dates from Monday, 07 December 1863 to Friday, 03 March 1865.

Person icon People:

266 people in 29 voting delegations.

Top 5 most active people are:

Summary of person events:

  • 556 Person join icon join a committee.
  • 12 Person leave icon leave a committee.
  • 12 Person elect icon elections to a position.

Procedure icon Procedures:

1419 procedural motions considered.

Summary of procedural events:

  • 1419 Procedural motion icon procedural motion proposed.
  • 221 Debate motion icon motions debated.

Document icon Documents:

150 documents considered with 95 amendments presented.

Summary of document events:

  • 150 Create a new document proposal new documents created.
  • 121 Document copied documents passed from another committee.
  • 93 Document amended amendments to a document proposed.
  • 255 Debate a document proposal debates on a proposal.

Voting icon Decisions:

1626 number of decisions made.

Summary of decision made:

  • 911 Vote adopt icon proposals adopted.
  • 149 Vote reject icon proposals rejected.
  • 85 Vote refer icon proposals referred to another committee.
  • 21 Postpone debate icon debate of a proposal postponed.
  • 46 Vote drop icon proposal dropped from discussion without a formal vote.
  • 21 Vote drop icon some other decision on a proposal.

List of proposals by delegation

List of proposals by person