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 Dixon

Quill platform ID: p4354.

(5 August, 1814 -- 27 March, 1873) Dixon was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Enfield, Hartford County, Conn., Dixon was admitted to the bar in 1834. Dixon served in the State house of representatives from 1837-1838 and again in 1844. Dixon was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congress and was elected as a Republican to the Senate in 1856, reelected in 1863, serving from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1869. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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