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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"(January 20, 1821 -- June 3, 1905) Samuel Wheeler Moulton was a teacher, lawyer, president of the board of education in Illinois, and American politician. Moulton was born in Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts, he moved to Kentucky, Mississippi, and then Illinois in 1845 in Oakland, Coles County. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was a member of the State house of representatives from 1852 to 1859. He was also a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1856. He was also the president of the board of education for the State of Illinois (1859-1876). He tried and was not elected in the 39th congress in 1862. Moulton was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867). He was elected as a Democrat to the 47th and 48th Congresses (March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1885), where he served as Chairman on the Committee on Mileage (48th Congress) and was not a candidate for renomination in 1884. He affiliated with the Republican Party after 1896. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M001047]"
Member of Illinois Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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