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 M. Broomall

Quill platform ID: p4562.

(19 January, 1816 -- June 3, 1894) Broomall was an American lawyer, politician, and soldier. Born in Delaware County, Pa., Broomall studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Broomall was a member of the State house of representatives in 1851 and also 1852. In the Civil War, Broomall was captain of Company C, Twenty-ninth Regiment. Broomall elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses. Later, Broomall participated in the State constitutional convention in 1874. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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