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.
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(24 February, 1811 -- 18 June, 1881) Lane was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Sharpsburg, Ky., Lane was admitted to the bar in Mount Sterling, Ky. in 1832 and began practice in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1834. Lane was a member of the State senate in 1837 and the State house of representatives from 1838 to 1839. Lane was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Tilghman A. Howard. Lane was reelected to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served from August 3, 1840 to March 3, 1843. Lane was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Indiana Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Indiana Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Indiana Delegation—The Road to Civil War.
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