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.

Portus Baxter

Quill platform ID: p4584.

(4 December, 1806 -- 4 March, 1868) Baxter was an American politician. Born in Orleans County, Vt., Baxter was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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