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.

Garrett Davis

Quill platform ID: p4368.

(10 September, 1801 -- 22 September, 1872) Davis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Mount Sterling, Ky., Davis studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823. Davis was a member of the State house of representatives from 1833 to 1835. Davis was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and was later in 1861 elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John C. Breckinridge, and was reelected in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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