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Turkey_Creek_Tiger
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After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery

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The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, was ratified in 1865. Lawmakers in Mississippi, however, only got around to officially ratifying the amendment last month -- 148 years later -- thanks to the movie "Lincoln."

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the amendment was ratified after three-fourths of the states backed it in December 1865. Four remaining states all eventually ratified the amendment -- except for Mississippi.


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How was this even possible?
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
You would have thought Mississippi Burning would have gotten the ball rolling...


jonboy
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
3/4ths is all that's needed for ratification.
I just read that somewhere.


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Paluka
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
There are things that need to be changed everywhere. This is only symbolic. I'm sure the Feds did it 148 years ago. It's nothing to look at honestly. I would like to see some states get rid of those laws banning people from riding their horses down Main Street!


Turkey_Creek_Tiger
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I would like to see some states get rid of those laws banning people from riding their horses down Main Street!


If horses didn't shite everywhere than I would be okay with it.


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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
Not a big deal..

Inb4Mississippiisracist


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RhodeIslandRed
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery

Massachusetts, Georgia and Connecticut all three ratified the Bill of Rights - in 1939.

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The first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States were proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the First Congress on September 25, 1789 (this date and the date succeeding amendments were proposed is the date of final congressional action — signature by the presiding officer of the Senate — as is shown in the Senate Journals). They were ratified by the following States, on the dates shown, and the notifications by the governors thereof of ratification were communicated by the President to Congress: New Jersey, November 20, 1789; Maryland, December 19, 1789; North Carolina, December 22, 1789; South Carolina, January 19, 1790; New Hampshire, January 25, 1790; Delaware, January 28, 1790; New York, February 27, 1790; Pennsylvania, March 10, 1790; Rhode Island, June 7, 1790; Vermont, November 3, 1791; and Virginia, December 15, 1791. Ratification was completed on December 15, 1791. The amendments were subsequently ratified by Massachusetts, March 2, 1939; Georgia, March 18, 1939; Connecticut, April 19, 1939.


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Massachusetts, Georgia and Connecticut all three ratified the Bill of Rights - in 1939.
Bad move


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RollTide1987
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
Better late than never.


maizegoblue
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
This is just weird to begin with.


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maizegoblue
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
This is just weird to begin with.


RollTide1987
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
We heard you the first time.


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After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
What am I gonna do with all this fricking cotton?


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maizegoblue
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We heard you the first time.




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Jma313
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
And today is the worst day ever in Oxford


REG861
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
What a shite stain of a state


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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
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I would like to see some states get rid of those laws banning people from riding their horses down Main Street!


If there's anything we need it's more horses on Main Street!


RollTide4Ever
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
Way to go, GOP.


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PuntBamaPunt
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What a shite stain of a state




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prplhze2000
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re: After 148 years, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
It did. The leg did this back in the 90's and dumbass Dick Molpus didn't send the paperwork in to the feds.


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