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.

James W. Nesmith

Quill platform ID: p4391.

(June 23, 1820 -- 17 June, 1885) Nesmith was an American politician. Born in New Brunswick, Canada, while his parents were on vacation, Nesmith moved to Oregon in 1843. Nesmith was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1860 and later elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph G. Wilson. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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