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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.

Cite as: United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2022).

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Committees (16)

Created on: 1865-12-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1866-06-06 00:00:00

Description: A special joint committee made up of nine members from the House of Representatives six members of the Senate. This committee was formed to inquire into the condition of the states in rebellion.

17 members

34 sessions

0 keyword tagged

2, 17, 2,

16

19, 83, 31,

5, 1

122, 29, 8,

3, 0, 1

83, 1

Created on: 1865-12-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1866-07-28 00:00:00

Description: The Senate of the Thirty-Ninth Session of Congress

57 members

86 sessions

0 keyword tagged

2, 103, 2,

2

66, 39, 36,

104, 20

363, 34, 20,

18, 5, 4

526, 56

Created on: 1865-12-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1866-07-28 00:00:00

Description: The House of Representatives of the Thirty-Ninth Session of Congress

200 members

127 sessions

0 keyword tagged

2, 381, 4,

2

141, 60, 41,

393, 9

823, 180, 40,

47, 8, 14

1263, 223

Created on: 1865-12-06 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1866-07-28 00:00:00

Description: The Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate for the Thirty-Ninth Session of Congress

7 members

9 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 7, 0,

6

3, 7, 8,

3, 9

8, 0, 2,

0, 1, 0

14, 0

Created on: 1865-12-11 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1866-07-28 00:00:00

Description: The Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives for the Thirty-Ninth Session of Congress.

9 members

20 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 9, 1,

14

2, 11, 25,

4, 0

16, 0, 1,

0, 2, 4

42, 0

Created on: 1865-12-11 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1866-07-28 00:00:00

Description: The Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives for the Thirty-Ninth Session of Congress.

9 members

10 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 9, 0,

0

14, 0, 4,

0, 0

0, 0, 14,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1866-01-24 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1866-01-27 00:00:00

Description: A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction, organized to review the last article of the proposed amendment submitted to the Joint Committee by the sub-committee for the apportionment of representatives in Congress

3 members

2 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 3, 0,

0

1, 1, 1,

0, 0

1, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1866-01-12 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1866-01-20 00:00:00

Description: A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction, to which resolutions related to apportionment of representatives in Congress are referred

5 members

2 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 5, 0,

0

1, 0, 4,

0, 4

0, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1865-12-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

57 members

45 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 0, 0,

0

1, 117, 7,

287, 7

239, 59, 4,

36, 0, 1

273, 56

Created on: 1866-01-12 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction appointed to examine and report the present condition of Tennessee; what as been their action in relation to any amendments to the Federal and State constitutions; the present legal position of freedmen in the state; how the ordinances of secession are being treated in the state; and whether the validity of debts contracted for the support of the rebellion is acknowledged.

3 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 3, 0,

0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1866-01-12 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction appointed to examine and report the present condition of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; their actions in relation to any amendments to the Federal and State constitutions; the present legal position of freedmen in the states; how the ordinances of secession are being treated in the states; and whether the validity of debts contracted for the support of the rebellion is acknowledged.

3 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 3, 0,

0

0, 0, 2,

0, 0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1866-01-12 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction appointed to examine and report the present condition of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas; their actions in relation to any amendments to the Federal and State constitutions; the present legal position of freedmen in the states; how the ordinances of secession are being treated in the states; and whether the validity of debts contracted for the support of the rebellion is acknowledged.

3 members

3 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 3, 0,

0

0, 0, 4,

0, 0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1866-01-12 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction appointed to examine and report the present condition of Louisiana, Florida and Texas; their actions in relation to any amendments to the Federal and State constitutions; the present legal position of freedmen in the states; how the ordinances of secession are being treated in the states; and whether the validity of debts contracted for the support of the rebellion is acknowledged.

3 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 3, 0,

0

0, 0, 1,

0, 0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1865-12-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: The Committee on the District of Columbia of the Senate for the Thirty-Ninth Session of Congress

7 members

6 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 7, 0,

0

2, 2, 3,

0, 2

2, 0, 3,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1865-12-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1869-03-04 00:00:00

Description: None

1 members

3 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 1, 0,

0

2, 0, 0,

0, 0

0, 0, 2,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

Created on: 1866-03-16 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: None

1 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 1, 0,

0

1, 0, 0,

0, 0

0, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

0, 0

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