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.

Frederick E. Woodbridge

Quill platform ID: p4582.

(19 August, 1818 -- 25 April, 1888) Woodbridge was an American lawyer, businessman, and politician. Born in Vergennes, Addison County, Vt., Woodbridge studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Woodbridge was a member of the State house of representatives (1849, 1857, and 1858) and the State senate (1860 and 1861). Woodbridge 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 Vermont Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Vermont Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Vermont Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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