United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

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.

James A. McDougall

Quill platform ID: p4353.

(19 November, 1817 -- 3 September, 1867) McDougall was an American politician and lawyer. Born in Bethlehem, N.Y., McDougall studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. He lived and practiced in Illinois, was the Illinois attorney general from 1842-1846 until he settled in San Francisco. McDougall was the attorney general of California from 1850-1851. McDougall was elected as a representative for the Thirty-third Congress of the United States, however, he was not a candidate for renomination. Later, McDougall was elected as a Democrat for the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of California Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, California Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, California Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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