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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(July 2, 1823 -- 4 May, 1893) Patterson was an American professor and politician. Born in Henniker, N.H., Patterson was a professor of mathematics, astronomy, and meteorology at Dartmouth College from 1854 to 1865. Patterson was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and was elected to the United States Senate in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of New Hampshire Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, New Hampshire Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, New Hampshire Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.
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