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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(1 May, 1812 -- 11 April, 1881) Dixon was an American lawyer, banker, and politician. Born in Westerly, R.I., Dixon studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. Dixon was a member of the State house of representatives 1841-1849, 1851-1854, 1858-1862, and 1871-1877. Dixon was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress and later 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 Rhode Island Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Rhode Island Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Rhode Island Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.
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