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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"(December 5, 1792 -- March 13, 1869) James Guthrie was a lawyer, road and railroad builder, president of a university, president of a railroad and canal company, and an American politician. Guthrie was born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1817. He was appointed Commonwealth attorney (1820) and was a member of the State house of representatives (1827 -1831). He was also a state senator from 1831-1840. He was a delegate and president to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention in 1849 and he was founder and president of the University of Louisville. He was appointed Secretary of Treasury by President Franklin Pierce (1853-1857), vice and president of Louisville Nashville Railroad Company, and president of the Louisville-Portland Canal Company. He was also apart of the peace convention of 1861, in Washington D.C. to help stop the Civil War. He was unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate in 1835. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from March 4, 1865 to February 7, 1868 when he resigned because of failing health. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present'. available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000534]"
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