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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"(July 4, 1802 -- May 8, 1867) Elijah Hise was a(n) lawyer, judge, public servant, Charge d'Affaires, and American politician. Hise was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and moved to Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. Elijah was a member of the state house of representatives (1829), unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor (1836), chief justice of the court of appeals of Kentucky, and Charge d'Affaires to Guatemala (March 31, 1848 - June 21, 1849). He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Grider and reelected to the 40th Congress (December 3, 1866 - to his death May 8, 1867). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000644]"
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