The 13th amendment was a great turning point in North American history that changed how the people of the United States of America treat one another. When people think of the freedom of the slaves they usually think of the civil war, but actually it was the 13th amendment that made slavery in the U.S.A. illegal.
Every living being craves freedom. However, none craved it more than the slaves before the United States Civil War. When the 13th amendment was approved, the former slaves were overjoyed and celebrated the change in the country. But in the southern states, that freedom was not so easily kept. When the 13th amendment was added to the United States Constitution, it was a major turning point for the slaves, as it gave them rights, drove the southerners to find new ways to discriminate against the former slaves, and because it encouraged further strides for equal rights for African American.