April 8 1864 – The U.S. Senate passed the 13th Amendment (S.J. Res. 16) by a vote of 38 to 6.

The 13th Amendment:

· After the decisive battle of Antietam in September, 1862, when the Union beat the Confederate troops, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that all slaves in the rebelling states were free as of January 1, 1863. Lincoln’s speech changed the tone of the Civil War from a battle about the rights of states versus the rights of the central government. The Civil War became about ending slavery once and for all. Lincoln realized that the Emancipation Proclamation was symbolic. He began lobbying Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to end slavery.

· April 8, 1864 – The Senate passed the Thirteenth Amendment

· June 15, 1864 – The House of Representatives initially defeated the 13th Amendment by a vote of 93 in favor, 65 opposed, and 23 not voting, which is less that two-thirds majority needed to pass a Constitutional Amendment.

· January 31, 1865 – The House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment by a vote of 119 to 56.

· February 1. 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signed a Joint Resolution submitting the proposed 13th Amendment to the states.

· December 18, 1865 – Secretary of State William Seward issued a statement verifying the ratification of the 13th Amendment.

· The first bill introducing the anti-slavery 13th Amendment was introduced into the House of Representatives by James Mitchell Ashley (Ohio), on December 14, 1864, nearly a year after President Lincoln issued the final executive order for the Emancipation Proclamation.

· The Senate Judiciary Committee drafted the final language for the 13th Amendment. The language of amendment is simple. It is written in two sections.

· Section I of the 13th Amendment states; “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

· Section II of the 13th Amendment states; “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

Why does trump want to allow Employers to deny Women Birth Control

just another ongoing rant …

A trump idea and or a  allowing employers to coverage as part of their health insurance for any religious or moral reason is beyond my understanding, especially since this attitude is bumping up against 98% of the women in this country who choose and use reproductive products sometime during their lives … including Catholics! btw

Does this guy know, do republicans in Congress know or care about the statistics regarding “unsafe abortions?”

It would be nice for voters to know if these people even care why providing an affordable safe place for any health procedures because Planned Parenthood is not just about abortions  …planned
parenthood allows women&men btw to get help, referrals,  information and or procedures provided by a doctor.  And FYI: No woman advocates for abortion but there are legit reasons to exercise your rights and no person should get in between a woman and her doctor …we should all want women to have a choice, preferably use any and all safe birth control for family planning and what seems to be left out of all of this … Not that anyone needs a reminder but sometimes republicans seem to need them quite often

… hey folks, it takes two to engage in sex so what part or role do men have in any of this nonsense, are folks just plain’ole stupid or is it a higher standard that republicans seem to push upon women?   It makes you wonder if republican men don’t think about having to experience any of this ish because most feel  ….well, as of late politicians show it with comments on the floor of Congress then vote the reality of their privileged lives …   Not how the average American is living in this era of trump

just my opinion ~ Nativegrl77