The first five amendments added to the Constitution after the Civil War were all added illegally. Both the 13th and 15th are necessary, or the Constitution is worthless. The other three can be called the good, the bad and the ugly. In the movie, “the good” was only good in comparison to the other two.
For proof — on Jan. 31, 1865, the House voted to present the proposed 13th amendment to the states for their approval. The vote was 119 for and 56 against, with eight not voting. It takes two-thirds of both houses to present an amendment. Two-thirds of 183 is 122, which means they were three votes short of legally presenting the 13th Amendment.