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.

Alexander H. Rice

Quill platform ID: p4467.

(30 August, 1818 -- 22 July, 1895) Rice was an American paper manufacturer and politician. Born in Newton Lower Falls, Mass., Rice worked in the paper business until elected as mayor in 1856 and 1857. Rice was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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