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.

Sidney Perham

Quill platform ID: p4456.

(27 March, 1819 -- 10 April, 1907) Perham was an American politician. Born in Woodstock, Maine, Perham was a member of the State house of representatives in 1854, serving as speaker. Perham was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses and was the governor of Maine from 1871 to 1874. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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