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 D. Baldwin

Quill platform ID: p4472.

(28 September, 1809 -- 8 July, 1883) Baldwin was an American preacher and politician. Born in North Stonington, Conn., Baldwin began to study law but discontinued to study Theology instead. Baldwin was licensed to preach by 1834 and member of the State house of representatives (1847-1852). After moving to Massachusetts, Baldwin was elected as a Republican 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 Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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