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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(3 February, 1799 -- 22 January, 1876) Thomas was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Frederick County, Md., Thomas studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1820. Thomas was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. After serving as governor of Maryland from 1841 to 1844, Thomas was a member of the Maryland State constitutional convention in 1850 and then was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress, as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses, and as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Maryland Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Maryland Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Maryland Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Maryland Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.
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