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 Black Americans, including those who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.

James W. Grimes

Quill platform ID: p4363.

(20 October, 1816 -- 7 February, 1872) Grimes was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Deering, N.H., Grimes moved west after studying law. Grimes was a member of the Iowa territorial house of representatives 1838-1839 and 1843-1844. Grimes also served as governor of Iowa from 1854 to 1858. Grimes was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1859 and was reelected in 1865 and served until he resigned due to poor health. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Iowa Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Iowa Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Iowa Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875, Iowa Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Iowa Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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