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Article-a-Day #125: Equal Justice Initiative-February 12, 1901, Delaware ratified the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery

As the rest of the country acted to abolish slavery by ratifying the Thirteenth Amendment, states such as Delaware, Kentucky, and the Territory of Oklahoma refused to ratify. Delaware’s General Assembly refused to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment, calling it an illegal extension of federal power over the state.

SOURCE: https://calendar.eji.org