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.

Thaddeus Stevens

Quill platform ID: p4564.

(4 April, 1792 -- 11 August, 1868) Stevens was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Caledonia County, Vt., Stevens moved to Pennsylvania in 1815. Afterwards, Stevens studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1816. Stevens was a member of the State house of representatives from 1833 to 1835, 1837, and 1841. Additionally, Stevens participated as a delegate in the State constitutional convention in 1838. Stevens was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses and later 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 Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Pennsylvania Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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