This article is part of a series on the Constitution of the United States of America The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865. The amendment was ratified by the required number of states on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War. In mid-January 1865, Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax estimated the amendment to be five votes short of passage. Ashley postponed the vote. At this point, Lincoln intensified his push for the amendment, making direct emotional appeals to particular members of Congress. On January 31, 1865, the House called another vote on the amendment, with neither side being certain of the outcome. With 183 House members present, 122 would have to vote "aye" to secure passage of the resolution; however eight Democrats abstained, reducing the number to 117. Every Republican (84), Independent Republican (2) and Unconditional Unionist (16) supported the measure, as well as 14 Democrats, almost all of them lame ducks, and 3 Unionists. The amendment finally passed by a vote of 119 to 56, narrowly reaching the required two-thirds majority. The House exploded into celebration, with some members openly weeping. Black onlookers, who had only been allowed to attend Congressional sessions since the previous year, cheered from the galleries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution So you say all those democratics turned Republican let review thee Republican platform of Lincoln's time. http://www.ushistory.org/gop/convention_1856republicanplatform.htm So if you believe in States Rights you were a Lincoln Republican. http://www.ushistory.org/gop/convention_1856republicanplatform.htm If you are thinking about joining the NRA you were a Lincoln Republican. http://www.ushistory.org/gop/convention_1856republicanplatform.htm If claimed fake news like Trump you were a Lincoln Republican. http://www.ushistory.org/gop/convention_1856republicanplatform.htm If you were talking about S. Chicago like Trump you were a Lincoln Republican. http://www.ushistory.org/gop/convention_1856republicanplatform.htm If you wanted to build a wall like Trump you were a Lincoln Republican. So we have shown the vote and who voted to end slavery and what they stood for and I don't think todays Democratics are or have anything that resembles Lincoln, but here is your chance as democratics to prove that point with links, and actual proof although I posted the facts above. Let's see if you really supported Lincoln's ideals and can explain why Republican values are the same and your values don't align with Lincoln's.