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.

Thomas D. Eliot

Quill platform ID: p4465.

(20 March, 1808 -- 14 June, 1870) Eliot was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Boston, Mass., Eliot studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1831. Eliot was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Zeno Scudder and served from April 17th, 1854 to March 3rd, 1855. Later, after declining various opportunities for candidacy, Eliot was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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