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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(31 January, 1830 -- 27 January, 1893) Blaine was an American lawyer and politician. Born in West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa., Blaine studied law in Pennsylvania and moved to Maine in 1854. Blaine was a member of the State house of representatives from 1859 to 1862. Blaine was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1863 to July 10, 1876 and was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lot M. Morrill, serving from July 10th, 1876 to March 5th, 1881. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Maine Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Maine Delegation—United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act, Maine Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Maine Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.
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