Reply To: Corwin Amendment: The 13th Amendment that Never Was


Lincoln mentioned the amendment briefly in his first inaugural and said he had not opposition to it, but he actions before and after his inaugural don’t support that. It was passed before he took office and sent to the States for ratification, but the War halted possibility of ratification. Even so, the Deep South would probably not have come back in the Union at that point. They were fully committed to independence.