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.

Benjamin G. Harris

Quill platform ID: p4464.

(13 December, 1805 -- 4 April, 1895) Harris was an American lawyer and politician. Born in St. Mary’s County, Md., Harris studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Harris was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congress, serving from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1867 when he was censured for treasonable utterances and tried for harboring Confederate soldiers. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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