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 B. Alley

Quill platform ID: p4469.

(7 January, 1817 -- 19 January, 1896) Alley was an American shoemaker, businessman, and politician. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., Alley was at the age of fourteen apprenticed as a shoemaker, however, he was released at nineteen. In 1838, Alley entered the shoe manufacturing business. Alley was a member of the State senate in 1852 and 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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