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 Black Americans, including those who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.

John L. Dawson

Quill platform ID: p4576.

(7 February, 1813 -- 18 September, 1870) Dawson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Fayette County, Pa., Dawson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. Dawson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and was later elected to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [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.

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