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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(6 May, 1821 -- 20 May, 1876) Whaley was an American businessman and politician. Born in Utica, N.Y., Whaley was elected as a Unionist from Virginia to the Thirty-seventh Congress. Whaley was elected as an Unconditional Unionist from West Virginia to the Thirty-eighth and to the succeeding Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of West Virginia Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, West Virginia Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Virginia Delegation—The Road to Civil War.
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