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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(4 July, 1826 -- 29 June, 1895) Smith was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., Smith served in the Mexican War. Smith was admitted to the bar in 1852 and was a member of the State house of representatives 1861 to 1863. Smith was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1863, until his resignation in July 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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