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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(20 February, 1805 -- 24 December, 1875) Harding was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Ky., Harding studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Harding was a member of the State house of representatives in 1840. Harding was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Kentucky Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Kentucky Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Kentucky Delegation—The Road to Civil War.
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