By Ann Brown
Who would have thought slavery was still legal in the United States? Well, it seems a form of it is in about 16 states despite the federal government abolishing almost all forms of slavery in 1865. The 13th Amendment actually allowed for one exception: When servitude is used as punishment for a crime.
But on the past election day, voters in Colorado decided to change the language of their state’s constitution and abolish all forms of slavery. Colorado’s Amendment A passed, which means Article II, Section 26 of Colorado’s constitution will be changed.
“It had read: There ‘shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted,’” CBS News reported. “It will now read: ‘There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude.’”
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