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 May, 1798 -- 29 August, 1886) Spalding was an American lawyer and politician. Born in West Tisbury, Mass., Spalding studied law and was admitted to the bar. In 1821, Spalding moved to Ohio. Spalding was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth 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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