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.

Delaware Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 3 of 275 people who took part.

Members (3):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
John A. Nicholson Visualize "(November 17, 1827 - November 4, 1906). John Nicholson was a lawyer, superintendent, brigadier general, and American politician. John was born in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, November 17, 1827. He was a superintendent of free schools for Kent County (1851). He studied law in Dover, Delaware and was admitted to the bar in 1850. He was a brigadier general of militia in Kent County in 1861. Nicholson was elected as a Democrat to the 39th and 40th Congresses from March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869, was not renominated in 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=N000099]" Delaware Delegation (This negotiation) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
George R. Riddle Visualize (1817 -- 29 March, 1867) Riddle was an American engineer, lawyer, and politician. Born in New Castle, Del. and admitted to the bar in 1848, Riddle was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and served from March 4th, 1851 to March 3rd, 1855. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)
Willard Saulsbury Visualize (2 June, 1820 -- 6 April, 1892) Saulsbury was an American lawyer and politician. Saulsbury was born in Mispillion Hundred, Kent Country, Del.. After admittance to the bar, Saulsbury practiced in Georgetown, Delaware and became the Delaware attorney general from 1850-1855. Saulsbury was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1858 and was reelected in 1864, serving from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1871. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Delaware Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)