An amendment to the Constitution of the United States that granted citizenship and equal rights, both civil and legal, to African Americans and slaves who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.
|John N. Goodwin||Visualize||"(October 18, 1824 -- April 29, 1887) John Noble Goodwin was a lawyer, public servant, chief justice, governor, and American politician. Goodwin was born in South Berwick, York County, Maine and moved to Arizona in 1863. John studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He served as a member of State senate in 1854, appointed chief justice of Arizona Territory (August 21, 1863), served as first governor of the Territory, and entered the territory and formally proclaimed its organization at Navajo Springs (December 29, 1867). He served as a Republican from Maine to the 37th Congress (March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863) and was elected as a delegate to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867), was not reelected in 1862 or 1866). [Source: 'biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000301]"||Maine Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Arizona Territory Delegation (This negotiation)|