National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen and David M. Rubinstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group, discuss the 13th Amendment at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
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An all-star group of panelists joins National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen to examine Abraham Lincoln’s legacy and the 13th amendment in a special event in Philadelphia.
In this commentary, Doug Kendall and Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center argue that during Black History Month, the time is ripe for a national conversation about the enduring meaning and importance of the Second Founding.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we look at the 13th Amendment, the first of three post-Civil War amendment that dealt with slavery and Civil Rights.
To abolish slavery entirely, Congress proposed this amendment, which also gave Congress specific authority to enforce the amendment by legislation. Under these provisions, Congress has legislated against slavery-like conditions, such as peonage.