Thirteenth Amendment | Definition, Significance, & Facts | Britannica

Source: Thirteenth Amendment | Definition, Significance, & Facts | Britannica Thirteenth Amendment, amendment (1865) to the Constitution of the United States that formally abolished slavery. Although the words slavery and slave are never mentioned in the Constitution, the Thirteenth Amendment abrogated those sections of the Constitution which had tacitly codified the “peculiar institution”: Article I, Section 2, regarding apportionment of representation in the House of Representatives, which had…

Ida McKinley’s Slippers | Presidential History Blog

Source: Ida McKinley’s Slippers | Presidential History Blog Poor Ida McKinley Ida Saxton McKinley (1848 – 1908) was the pretty, wealthy and privileged daughter of a well-to-do Canton, Ohio businessman/banker.  At twenty-three, she married young attorney William McKinley, formerly a brevet-major in the Civil War. His practice was successful, and the Saxtons were delighted when “The…

Thomas Jefferson: The New President

Though Thomas Jefferson’s loosely jointed charm could not reconcile every Federalist, or solve every problem, when he decided to run for re-election in 1804, his victory was even more smashing than the one of 1800. He won 162 out of 176 electoral votes for himself and his new vice-president, the inveterate New York Federalist-hater, George…