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.

Lewis W. Ross

Quill platform ID: p4422.

(8 December, 1812 -- 20 October, 1895) Ross was an American lawyer and politician. Ross was born in Seneca County, N.Y.. After moving to Illinois, Ross studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Ross was member of the State house of representatives in 1840, 1841, 1844, and 1845 and also was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1861 and 1870. Ross was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth 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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Illinois Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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