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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 251 sessions. Average 20.916666666666668 sessions each.

Dates from Monday, 07 December 1863 to Wednesday, 01 February 1865.

Person icon People:

266 people in 29 voting delegations.

Top 5 most active people are:

Summary of person events:

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

Procedure icon Procedures:

1246 procedural motions considered.

Summary of procedural events:

  • 1246 Procedural motion icon procedural motion proposed.
  • 203 Debate motion icon motions debated.

Document icon Documents:

144 documents considered with 66 amendments presented.

Summary of document events:

  • 144 Create a new document proposal new documents created.
  • 117 Document copied documents passed from another committee.
  • 66 Document amended amendments to a document proposed.
  • 226 Debate a document proposal debates on a proposal.

Voting icon Decisions:

1450 number of decisions made.

Summary of decision made:

  • 818 Vote adopt icon proposals adopted.
  • 133 Vote reject icon proposals rejected.
  • 82 Vote refer icon proposals referred to another committee.
  • 20 Postpone debate icon debate of a proposal postponed.
  • 41 Vote drop icon proposal dropped from discussion without a formal vote.
  • 18 Vote drop icon some other decision on a proposal.