Addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the Civil War.
Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the Republican Party during the 1860's.
17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
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