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Joint Resolution submitting 13th Amendment to States

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Resolution of the 13th Amendment, submitted and signed by Abraham Lincoln, as well as being signed by Congress.

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Convict Leasing Program

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Photograph showing the conditions of African Americans caught up in the convict leasing program.


The Dred Scott decision: opinion of Chief Justice Taney

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Excerpt explaining the decision of the Dred Scott case.

Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation

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Stylized text of the Emancipation Proclamation which was issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and freed slaves in the Confederacy.