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.

Edwin D. Morgan

Quill platform ID: p4386.

(8 February, 1811 -- 14 February, 1883) Morgan was an American businessman and politician. Born in Washington, Mass., Morgan moved to New York City in 1836 and pursued the grocery business. Morgan was a member of the State senate (1850-1855), the State commissioner of immigration (1855-1858), and the governor of New York (1859-1862). Morgan was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1863 and did not succeed as a candidate for reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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