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.

John F. Farnsworth

Quill platform ID: p4414.

(27 March, 1820 -- 14 July, 1897) Farnsworth was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Eaton, Canada, Farnsworth was admitted to the bar and settled into practice at St. Charles, Illinois in 1841. Farnsworth was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served in the Union army during the Civil War. Farnsworth resigned in 1863 and was elected into the Thirty-eighth Congress. He later was elected into the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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