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.

Solomon Foot

Quill platform ID: p4396.

(19 November, 1802 -- 28 March, 1866) Foot was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cornwall, Addison County, Vt., Foot studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1831. In 1836, Foot participated in the State constitutional convention. Foot was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses and afterwards in 1850 to the United States Senate. Foot was reelected to the Senate as a Republican in 1856 and 1862 and served until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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