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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(19 September, 1815 -- 31 August, 1885) Cowan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Cowan studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. Cowan was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1860, serving in the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Pennsylvania Delegation—The Road to Civil War.
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