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.

Jacob M. Howard

Quill platform ID: p4376.

(10 July, 1805 -- 2 April, 1871) Howard was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bennington County, Vt., Howard studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Howard was a member of the State house of representatives (1838) and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress. Subsequently, Howard was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kinsley S. Bingham and reelected in 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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