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.

Giles W. Hotchkiss

Quill platform ID: p4530.

(15 October, 1815 -- 5 July, 1878) Hotchkiss was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Broome County, N.Y., Hotchkiss studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837, starting his practice in Binghamton, N.Y. Hotchkiss was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses, failed the consecutive election, and was elected again to the Forty-first Congress. [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.

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