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.

Reverdy Johnson

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(21 May, 1796 -- 10 February, 1876) Johnson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Annapolis, Md., Johnson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1815. While practicing in Baltimore, Johnson was a member of the State senate from 1821 to 1829. Johnson was elected to the United States Senate as a Whig and served from March 4th, 1845 to March 7th, 1849 when he accepted an appointment as Attorney General. Afterwards, Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1863 to July 10th, 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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