June 19 is the day President Abraham Lincoln passed a law abolishing slavery throughout the United States
In the U.S. Civil War of 1861-1865, the North’s victory over the South, where slavery was allowed, put an end to the importation of slaves into the country. On June 1862, 19, President Abraham Lincoln passed a law abolishing slavery, and on January 1863, 1, he proclaimed the Declaration of Independence, in which he called on the Union Army to free all slaves of landowners. However, the declaration did not take effect until the end of the war, as its legitimacy was being debated by North and South arms. In December 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery throughout the state, was passed. The incident was the latest blow to the slave trade in the country. The amendment was ratified by three-quarters of U.S. states, stating that slavery and other forms of forced labor would no longer be allowed in the United States. But locking continued on the American continent until the end of the nineteenth century. Slavery was completely abolished in 1886 in Cuba and in 1888 in Brazil. The Convention on the Complete Prohibition of Slavery and the Sale of Slaves was adopted by the League of Nations only in 1926.