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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(27 February, 1820 -- 26 October, 1896) Eldredge was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bridport, Vt., Eldredge studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. Eldredge moved to Wisconsin in 1848 and afterwards was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Wisconsin Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Wisconsin Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Wisconsin Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.
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