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.

James M. Ashley

Quill platform ID: p4545.

(14 November, 1824 -- 16 September, 1896) Ashley was an American businessman and politician. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Ashley moved to Ohio in 1849. Ashley 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 Ohio Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Ohio Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Ohio Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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