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.

James R. Doolittle

Quill platform ID: p4402.

(3 January, 1815 -- 23 July, 1897) Doolittle was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Hampton, N.Y., Doolittle studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. Doolittle moved to Wisconsin in 1851 and afterwards was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in January 1857 and reelected in 1863. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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