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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"(April 12, 1829 -- July 13, 1870) Daniel Sheldon Norton is a lawyer, public servant, soldier, and an American politician. Norton studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He served in the Mexican War, was a member of the State hour of representatives (1857-1860), and was a member of the State senate from 1861 to 1864. He was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate from March 4, 1865 to his death in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=N000145]"
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