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.

Thomas A. Hendricks

Quill platform ID: p4361.

(7 September, 1819 -- 25 November, 1885) Hendricks was an American lawyer, politician and was Vice President of the United States from March 1885 until his death that year. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, Hendricks moved to Indiana in 1820. In 1843, Hendricks was admitted to the bar and was a member of the State house of representatives in 1848. Hendricks was a member of the state constitutional convention and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses. Later, Hendricks was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1869. Hendricks also served as the Governor of Indiana in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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