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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(7 August, 1826 -- 16 July, 1877) McLean was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Carbon County, Pa., McLean studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1849. In 1862, McLean moved to Montana and was elected as a Democrat 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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