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 W. Chanler

Quill platform ID: p4510.

(14 September, 1826 -- 19 October, 1877) Chanler was an American lawyer and politician. Born in New York City, Chanler studied law in Germany and was admitted to the bar. Chanler was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the two succeeding Congresses until he was censured by the U.S House of Representatives for insults. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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