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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(28 June, 1814 -- 27 September, 1882) Beaman was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Chester, Vt., Beaman studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1838, commencing practice in Manchester, Michigan. Beaman was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses serving from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1871. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Michigan Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Michigan Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Michigan Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Michigan Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.
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