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.

Teunis G. Bergen

Quill platform ID: p8275.

"(October 5, 1806 -- April 24, 1881) Teunis Garret Bergen was a farmer, surveyor, supervisor, public servant, soldier, and American politician. Bergen was born in Brooklyn, New York. Bergen was a supervisor of New Utrecht, Kings County, New York (1836-1859), member of three New York constitutional conventions (1846, 1867, 1868), and delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Baltimore and Charleston in 1860. Bergen also served as ensign, captain, adjutant, lieutenant colonel, colonel of the 241st Regiment, New York State Militia, known as Kings County Troop. Bergen was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not reelected in 1866 [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000406]"

Member of New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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