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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(9 May, 1822 -- 24 December, 1898) Sloan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Madison County, N.Y., Sloan studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. In 1854, Sloan moved to Wisconsin and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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