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 26, 1804 -- April 9 , 1876) Charles Goodyear was a lawyer, judge, public servant, president of a bank, and an American politician. Goodyear was born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, New York. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1826. He was appointed the first judge of Schoharie County (February 1838 - July 1847) and as judge of Albemarle County Court. He was a member of the State assembly in 1840, a delegate to the Union National Convention of Conservatives at Philadelphia in 1866, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868. Goodyear also established and was president of the Schoharie County bank in 1852. Charles was elected as a democrat to the 29th Congress (March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847) and the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867), where he was not reelected in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000307]"
Member of New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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