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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(8 January, 1820 -- 11 November, 1891) Gooch was an American lawyer and politician. Born in York County, Maine, Gooch studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846, commencing practice in Boston. Gooch was a member of the State house of representatives (1852), the State constitutional convention (1853), and was later elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Nathaniel P. Banks. Gooch was reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 21st, 1858 to September 1st, 1865. Gooch was later elected to the Forty-third Congress, however, he did not win any subsequent reelection bid. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Massachusetts Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.
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