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4135 HISTORIC DOCUMENTS

next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as

in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the

President.

The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President

shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the

whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list the Senate shall

choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist

of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of

the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person

constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible

to that of Vice-President of the United States.

ARTICLE XIII

Section 1.-Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as

a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to

their jurisdiction.

Section II.-Congress shall have power to enforce this article by

appropriate legislation.

ARTICLE XIV

Section 1.-All persons born or naturalized in the United States,

and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United

States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make

or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities

of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any

person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor

deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of

the laws.

Section II.-Representatives shall be apportioned among the

several States according to their respective numbers, counting the

whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.

But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors

for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a State, or

the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male

inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens

of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein