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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(4 October, 1809 -- 23 March, 1890) Schenck was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician. Born in Franklin, Ohio, Schenck studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1827. Schenck was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses. Afterwards, he served as Minister to Brazil. Aafter various positions in military service, Schenck was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Ohio Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.
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