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.

John F. Driggs

Quill platform ID: p4480.

(8 March, 1813 -- 17 December, 1877) Driggs was an American politician, mechanic, businessman, and educator. Born in Kinderhook, N.Y., Driggs moved to Michigan in 1856 and worked in the real estate business. Driggs was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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