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This Week In History

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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 08:22 PM
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This is for everyone still trapped in the left/right paradigm -


On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendment — abolishing slavery — became part of the Constitution — when ratified by three-quarters of the states.

Despite protests from the Democrats, the Republican Party made banning slavery part of its national platform in 1864. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL) wrote the final version of the text, combining the proposed wordings of several other Republican congressmen.

All Republicans in Congress voted for the 13th Amendment, while nearly all Democrats voted against it. So strongly did President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) support the 13th Amendment, he signed the document, though presidential approval is not part of the amendment process.


Those evil racist Republicans!


It just goes to show how TPTB twist us all around crazy....

www.thefederalistpapers.org...




posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 08:37 PM
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Yes, this is true and an easy to find fact. I have dim "friends" that swear it is a lie and that 'W' changed the history books to get the minority vote. This is one of many reasons why I feel this once great country is totally friggin screwed, one of many........



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 09:07 PM
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And 2 weeks later, December 24, 1865 the KKK was founded. It was a Democratic organization then, and has been ever since.
edit on 9-12-2013 by yamammasamonkey because: (no reason given)



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