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.

Samuel Hooper

Quill platform ID: p4468.

(3 February, 1808 -- 14 February, 1875) Hooper was an American businessman and politician. Born in Marblehead, Mass., Hooper traveled extensively until 1832, when Hooper engaged in business in Boston. Hooper was a member of the State house of representatives (1851-1853) and the State senate (1858). Hooper was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Appleton and was subsequently reelected to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses serving from December 2nd, 1861 until his death. [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 Fifteenth Amendment, Massachusetts Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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