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The Civil Rights Act of 1875

The Civil Rights Amendments

Cite as: Erica Croft, Kiana McAllister, Annabel Harris, Lauren Davis, Elizabeth Green, Louise Navarro-Cann, Mary Nelson-Hill, Mizuki Hassell, Grace Penn, Paul Calica, Matt Rands, and Nicholas P. S. Cole, The Civil Rights Act of 1875, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2024).

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1869-12-06 12:00:00 The Senate The first day of Senate business for the Second Session of the Forty-First Congress
1869-12-07 12:00:00 The Senate William Sprague and Thomas F. Bayard join the Senate
1869-12-08 12:00:00 The Senate William. T. Hamilton joins the Senate; the standing committees of the Senate are appointed
1869-12-09 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed
1869-12-13 12:00:00 The Senate Reuben F. Fenton joins the Senate
1869-12-14 12:00:00 The Senate The death of William Pitt Fessenden is announced
1869-12-17 12:00:00 The Senate Alexander McDonald joins the Senate
1870-01-24 12:00:00 The Senate The credentials of Lot M. Morrill are presented and read
1870-01-26 12:00:00 The Senate John Pool and James B. Howell join the Senate
1870-01-27 12:00:00 The Senate John F. Lewis joins the Senate
1870-01-28 12:00:00 The Senate John W. Johnston joins the Senate
1870-02-23 12:00:00 The Senate The credentials of Hiram R. Revels are presented
1870-02-24 12:00:00 The Senate Hiram R. Revel's credentials continue to be considered
1870-02-25 12:00:00 The Senate Hiram R. Revels is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1870-02-26 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The credentials of Adelbert Ames is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1870-03-17 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The Committee on the Judiciary report a resolution on the credentials of Adelbert Ames
1870-03-18 12:00:00 The Senate The Committee on the Judiciary makes a report on the eligibility of Adelbert Ames to a seat in the Senate
1870-03-31 12:00:00 The Senate Morgan C. Hamilton and J. W. Flanagan are sworn in and take their seats in the Senate
1870-04-01 12:00:00 The Senate Adelbert Ames is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1870-05-13 12:00:00 The Senate S. 916 is proposed and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1870-05-14 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate S. 916 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1870-07-06 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The Committee on the Judiciary reports back S. 916
1870-07-07 11:00:00 The Senate The Committee on the Judiciary reports back S. 916
1870-07-15 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The second session of the Forty-First Congress adjourns
1870-07-15 09:00:00 The Senate The Second Session of the Forty-First Session adjourns
1870-12-05 12:00:00 The Senate The first day of Senate business for the Third Session of the Forty-First Congress
1870-12-06 12:00:00 The Senate More Senators join the Senate
1870-12-07 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas F. Bayard and William T. Hamilton join the Senate
1870-12-08 12:00:00 The Senate Jacob M. Howard joins the Senate; the standing committees of the Senate are appointed
1870-12-09 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed
1870-12-12 12:00:00 The Senate Garrett Davis, John Pool, Hiram Revel, and John Thayer join the Senate
1870-12-13 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas J. Robertson joins the Senate
1870-12-15 12:00:00 The Senate Willard Warner joins the Senate
1870-12-16 12:00:00 The Senate Senator C. D. Drake resigns
1870-12-22 12:00:00 The Senate Daniel T. Jewett is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1871-01-20 12:00:00 The Senate S. 1234 is proposed and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1871-01-21 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate S. 1234 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1871-01-22 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The Committee on the Judiciary report a resolution on the Senators-elect from Georgia
1871-01-23 12:00:00 The Senate Ozra Stearns is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate; the Committee on the Judiciary reports resolutions on the Senators-elect from Georgia
1871-01-24 12:00:00 The Senate The credentials of Francis P. Blair are presented
1871-01-25 12:00:00 The Senate Francis P. Blair is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1871-01-30 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider the resolution on the Senators-elect from Georgia
1871-02-01 12:00:00 The Senate Joshua Hill is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1871-02-14 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The Committee on the Judiciary reports back S. 1234
1871-02-15 12:00:00 The Senate The Committee on the Judiciary reports back S. 1234
1871-02-24 11:00:00 The Senate H. M. V. Miller is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1871-03-03 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The third session of the Forty-First Congress adjourns
1871-03-03 11:00:00 The Senate The third session of the Forty-First Congress adjourns
1871-03-04 12:00:00 The Senate The first day of Senate business for the First Session of the Forty-Second Congress
1871-03-04 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The first day of House business for the first session of the Forty-Second Congress
1871-03-07 12:00:00 The Senate Eli Saulsbury is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1871-03-07 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Freeman Clarke and Daniel Voorhees are sworn in and take their seats in the House; the contested elections cases of Edwards vs. Boles and Niblack vs. Walls are referred to the Committee of Elections, when appointed
1871-03-09 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The members of the Committee of Elections are appointed in the House
1871-03-09 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The members of the Committee of Elections are appointed
1871-03-10 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed
1871-03-10 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The members of the Committee on Privileges and Elections are appointed
1871-03-10 00:00:00 Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities of the Senate The members of the committee are appointed in the Senate
1871-03-10 00:00:00 Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills Members of the Committee are appointed in the House and the Senate
1871-03-10 12:00:00 The Senate Standing committees are appointed
1871-03-10 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Milo Goodrich is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1871-03-11 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The credentials of Senators elect from Alabama are referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1871-03-17 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The Committee on Privileges and Elections reports a resolution on Morgan C. Hamilton
1871-03-17 12:00:00 The Senate John W. Johnston joins the Senate
1871-03-18 12:00:00 The Senate The Committee on Privileges and Elections reports that Morgan C. Hamilton was entitled to his seat in the Senate; the resolution is adopted
1871-03-20 12:00:00 The Senate Morgan C. Hamilton is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1871-03-21 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports on the contested election case of Edwards vs. Boles
1871-03-22 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Ellery A. Hibbard, Samuel N. Bell, Hosea W. Parker, and John Edwards are sworn in and take their seats in the House
1871-03-23 00:00:00 Select Committee of Nine of the House of Representatives The members of the select committee are appointed in the House
1871-03-23 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House receives a message from the President of the United States on the condition of the South; a select committee of nine is appointed to act on the President's message
1871-03-25 12:00:00 The Senate Powell Clayton is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1871-03-27 00:00:00 Select Committee of Nine of the House of Representatives The committee reports a bill enforcing the fourteenth amendment
1871-03-28 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The select committee reports H. R. 320
1871-03-29 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 320
1871-03-30 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 320
1871-03-31 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 320
1871-04-01 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 320; the House takes a recess at 9:30 p. m. on Saturday, April 1st, and resumes the session on April 3rd at 11:00 a. m.
1871-04-03 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 320
1871-04-04 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 320
1871-04-05 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 320
1871-04-06 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House amends and passes H. R. 320, it is sent to the Senate for concurrence
1871-04-07 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate receives H. R. 320 from the House, it is read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1871-04-08 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate H. R. 320 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1871-04-09 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The committee reports H. R. 320, with amendments, to the Senate
1871-04-10 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate receives H. R. 380 from House; the Committee on the Judiciary reports H. R. 320, with amendments
1871-04-10 12:00:00 The House of Representatives H. R. 380 is proposed and, on suspension of the rules, passed the House and is sent to the Senate for concurrence
1871-04-11 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports a resolution on the representatives-elect from Connecticut
1871-04-11 11:00:00 The Senate H. R. 380 is read twice by its title and laid on the table; H. R. 320 is considered in Committee of the Whole
1871-04-11 11:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate considers H. R. 320 in Committee of the Whole
1871-04-12 11:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate continues to consider H. R. 320 in Committee of the Whole
1871-04-12 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 320 in Committee of the Whole
1871-04-12 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Julius Strong and Henry Starkweather are sworn in and take their seats in the House
1871-04-13 11:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate continues to consider H. R. 320 in Committee of the Whole
1871-04-13 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 320 in Committee of the Whole
1871-04-13 12:00:00 The House of Representatives William Barnum is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1871-04-14 10:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 320 in Committee of the Whole; it is reported to the Senate, as amended, and passed; the bill is sent to the House for concurrence
1871-04-14 10:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate continues to consider H. R. 320 in Committee of the Whole; it is reported to the Senate, as amended
1871-04-15 00:00:00 Joint Committee of Conference on H. R. 320 Members of the joint committee are appointed by the House
1871-04-15 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House receives H. R. 320 from the Senate with amendments, the House non concurs in some of the Senate amendments and calls for a committee of conference between the two Houses
1871-04-17 00:00:00 Joint Committee of Conference on H. R. 320 Members of the joint committee are appointed by the Senate
1871-04-17 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate insists on its amendments to H. R. 320 and agrees to a committee of conference on H. R. 320
1871-04-17 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House receives a message from the Senate announcing the Senate's agreement to a committee of conference on H. R. 320
1871-04-18 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate receives the committee of conference report on H. R. 320; the Senate concurs in the report
1871-04-18 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Conference on H. R. 320 makes a report
1871-04-19 00:00:00 Second Joint Committee of Conference on H. R. 320 Members of the committee of conference are appointed in the House and Senate; the committee considers the bill and reports back with amendments
1871-04-19 00:00:00 Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills The committee receives H. R. 320
1871-04-19 12:00:00 The Senate It is proposed that H. R. 380 be taken up, the motion is rejected; the second Committee of Conference on H. R. 320 makes a report, the Senate adopts the report and H. R. 320 passes in the Senate
1871-04-19 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House rejects the report made by the Committee of Conference on H. R. 320, and asks for a second committee of conference on the bill; the House recesses overnight and reassembles on the morning of April 20 at ten a. m.; the second committee of conference reports H. R. 320 and the House concurs in the report; H. R. 320 passes in the House
1871-04-20 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The first session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1871-04-20 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The first session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1871-04-20 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The first session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1871-04-20 00:00:00 Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills The committee reports the enrollment of H. R. 320
1871-04-20 00:00:00 Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills The first session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1871-04-20 00:00:00 President of the United States H. R. 320 is sent to the President for approval
1871-04-20 12:00:00 The Senate H. R. 380 is referred to the Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities; H. R. 320 is enrolled and signed by the President pro tempore; the first session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1871-04-20 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The first session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns; H. R. 320 is enrolled and signed by the Speaker of the House; the House receives a message from the President of the United States notifying the House that he had signed into law H. R. 320
1871-04-21 00:00:00 Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities of the Senate H. R. 380 is referred to the committee
1871-12-04 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed in the House
1871-12-04 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The members of the Committee of Elections are appointed in the House
1871-12-04 00:00:00 Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States of the House of Representatives The members of the Committee on the Revisions of the Laws of the United States are appointed in the House
1871-12-04 12:00:00 The Senate The first day of Senate business for the second session of the Forty-Second Congress
1871-12-04 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The first day of House business of the second session of the Forty-Second Congress
1871-12-05 12:00:00 The Senate Eli Saulsbury and George Vickers join the Senate
1871-12-05 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1871-12-06 12:00:00 The Senate Daniel D. Pratt and Matthew H. Carpenter join the Senate; H. R. 380 is proposed to be taken up
1871-12-06 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1871-12-07 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed
1871-12-07 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The members of the Committee on Privileges and Elections are appointed
1871-12-07 12:00:00 The Senate J. W. Flanagan joins the Senate; standing committees are appointed
1871-12-07 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Glenni Scofield joins the House
1871-12-10 00:00:00 Select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities of the Senate The committee reports H. R. 380
1871-12-11 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports a resolution on the Texas contested election case
1871-12-11 12:00:00 The Senate William T. Hamilton, Joshua Hill, and Morgan C. Hamilton join the Senate; the select Committee on the Removal of Political Disabilities reported H. R. 380 without amendment; the credentials of Mr. Norwood are referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections
1871-12-11 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1871-12-12 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The Committee on Privileges and Elections receives the credentials of Mr. Norwood
1871-12-12 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas F. Bayard and William H. Stewart join the Senate
1871-12-12 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Daniel Voorhees joins the House; William Herndon is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1871-12-13 00:00:00 The House of Representatives Archibald McIntyre joins the House
1871-12-17 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports a resolution on the Texas contested election case of Clark vs. Giddings
1871-12-17 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The Committee on Privileges and Elections reports a resolution on the Georgia contested election
1871-12-18 12:00:00 The Senate Garrett Davis joins the Senate; the Committee on Privileges and Elections reports a resolution on the contested election case of Thomas M. Norwood
1871-12-18 12:00:00 The House of Representatives H. R. 734 is proposed and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; the Committee of Elections reports a resolution on the Texas contested election case of Clarke vs. Giddings
1871-12-19 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee receives H. R. 734
1871-12-19 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas M. Norwood is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate; H. R. 380 is made the special order for the following day
1871-12-20 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate considers H. R. 380 in Committee of the Whole
1871-12-20 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Jose Gallegos is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1871-12-20 12:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate considers H. R. 380 in Committee of the Whole
1871-12-21 00:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380 in Committee of the Whole; the bill is amended and reported to the Senate
1871-12-21 12:00:00 The Senate Henry B. Anthony is elected President pro tempore of the Senate; H. R. 380 is amended in Committee of the Whole and reported back to the Senate
1872-01-08 12:00:00 The Senate H. R. 380 is brought up to be considered by the Senate, before it can be considered the Senate adjourns
1872-01-09 12:00:00 The Senate William Sprague joins the Senate; further consideration of H. R. 380 is postponed until Monday
1872-01-10 12:00:00 The Senate Cornelius Cole joins the Senate
1872-01-10 12:00:00 The House of Representatives William T. Clarke is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1872-01-15 12:00:00 The Senate George Goldthwaite is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate; Mr. Sumner and Mr. Vickers give speeches on H. R. 380
1872-01-15 12:00:00 The House of Representatives H. R. 1050 is proposed and, on suspension of the rules, passed and sent to the Senate for concurrence
1872-01-16 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate receives H. R. 1050 from the House requesting the concurrence of the Senate; H. R. 380 is taken up and before it can be considered, it is set aside to take up another bill
1872-01-17 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-01-18 12:00:00 The Senate Mr. Sumner modifies his amendment to H. R. 380
1872-01-22 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380; Mr. Robertson proposes to set aside H. R. 380 in order to consider H. R. 1050, another amnesty bill newly received from the House
1872-01-23 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-01-24 12:00:00 The Senate H. R. 380 is before the Senate as the regular order of business, but before it can be discussed the Senate adjourns
1872-01-25 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380, its further consideration is postponed and made the special order for Monday
1872-01-29 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports on the Arkansas contested election case of Boles vs. Edwards
1872-01-29 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-01-30 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-01-30 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports a resolution on the Arkansas contested election
1872-01-31 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-02-01 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-02-05 12:00:00 The Senate The credentials of Matthew W. Ransom are presented and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections; the Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-02-06 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The credentials of Matthew W. Ransom are referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections
1872-02-06 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-02-07 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-02-08 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380
1872-02-09 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 380; the passage of H. R. 380 is rejected
1872-02-09 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Thomas Boles is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1872-02-12 12:00:00 The House of Representatives H. R. 1521 is proposed and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; the House receives a message that the Senate had rejected H. R. 380
1872-02-13 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee receives H. R. 1521
1872-02-14 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Alvah Crocker is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1872-02-19 12:00:00 The House of Representatives H. R. 1647 is proposed
1872-02-23 12:00:00 The Senate Henry B. Anthony is elected President pro tempore of the Senate
1872-02-26 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 1647
1872-03-11 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 1647
1872-03-18 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 1647
1872-03-25 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 1647
1872-04-01 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 1647
1872-04-08 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 1647
1872-04-09 12:00:00 The House of Representatives H. R. 1647 is ordered to be printed
1872-04-15 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 1647
1872-04-23 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The committee reports a resolution on the credentials of Matthew W. Ransom
1872-04-24 12:00:00 The Senate Matthew W. Ransom is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1872-05-06 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports resolutions on the Texas contested election case of Clark vs. Giddings
1872-05-07 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports resolutions on the Texas contested election case of Clark vs. Giddings
1872-05-08 11:00:00 The Senate The Senate considers H. R. 1050 in Committee of the Whole
1872-05-08 11:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate considers H. R. 1050 in Committee of the Whole
1872-05-09 12:00:00 The Senate H. R. 1050 continues to be considered in Committee of the Whole, it is reported to the Senate and is not passed
1872-05-09 12:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole H. R. 1050 continues to be considered in Committee of the Whole and is reported to the Senate
1872-05-10 11:00:00 The Senate S. 1102 is introduced and placed on the Calendar
1872-05-13 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports resolution declaring D. C. Giddings entitled to a seat in the House, the resolutions are adopted and Giddings is sworn in; George M. Brooks resigns his seat in the House
1872-05-20 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 1647
1872-05-23 11:00:00 The House of Representatives Sion H. Rogers is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1872-06-08 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The second session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1872-06-08 18:00:00 The Senate Henry B. Anthony is elected President pro tempore of the Senate
1872-06-10 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The second session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1872-06-10 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The second session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1872-06-10 08:00:00 The Senate The second session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1872-12-02 12:00:00 The Senate The first day of Senate business for the third session of the Forty-Second Congress
1872-12-02 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The first day of House business for the third session of the Forty-Second Congress
1872-12-03 12:00:00 The Senate More Senators join the Senate
1872-12-03 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1872-12-04 12:00:00 The Senate William T. Hamilton and John W. Johnston join the Senate; Henry B. Anthony is elected President pro tempore of the Senate
1872-12-04 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1872-12-05 12:00:00 The Senate George Goldthwaite and Henry W. Corbett join the Senate
1872-12-05 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1872-12-06 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed
1872-12-06 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The members of the Committee on Privileges and Elections are appointed
1872-12-06 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas Norwood and Lyman Trumbull join the Senate; standing committees are appointed
1872-12-06 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1872-12-09 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas F. Bayard and Matthew W. Ransom join the Senate
1872-12-09 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House; H. R. 1647 is referred to the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States
1872-12-10 00:00:00 Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States of the House of Representatives H. R. 1647 is referred to the Committee on the Revisions of the Laws of the United States
1872-12-10 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1872-12-11 12:00:00 The Senate George E. Spencer joins the Senate
1872-12-13 12:00:00 The House of Representatives James Leach, William Williams, and Charles St. John join the House
1872-12-16 12:00:00 The Senate Joshua Hill joins the Senate
1872-12-16 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Daniel Voorhees, John T. Averill, and Joseph Rainey join the House
1872-12-17 12:00:00 The Senate John P. Stockton and James W. Nye join the Senate
1872-12-18 12:00:00 The Senate The death of Senator Garrett Davis is announced
1873-01-06 12:00:00 The Senate John Pool, Frederick A. Sawyer, and Arthur I. Boreman join the Senate
1873-01-06 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives join the House
1873-01-07 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Frank C. Bunnell is sworn in and takes his seat in the House; Charles W. Buckley joins the House
1873-01-08 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Charles Hays joins the Senate
1873-01-10 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Samuel Hambleton joins the House
1873-01-14 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Robert B. Elliott joins the House
1873-01-20 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports resolutions on the Florida contested election case of Niblack vs. Walls
1873-01-21 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports resolutions on the Florida contested election case of Niblack vs. Walls
1873-01-27 12:00:00 The Senate Francis P. Blair joins the Senate
1873-01-28 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The death of Representative Julius L. Strong is announced
1873-01-29 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The resolutions on the Florida contested election case of Niblack vs. Walls are adopted and Silas L. Niblack is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1873-02-10 12:00:00 The Senate Willis Machen is sworn in; Henry Wilson resigns
1873-02-20 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The death of Representative Thomas J. Speer is announced
1873-03-03 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The third session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1873-03-03 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The third session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1873-03-03 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The third session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1873-03-03 00:00:00 Committee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate The third session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1873-03-03 10:00:00 The Senate The third session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1873-03-03 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The third session of the Forty-Second Congress adjourns
1873-12-01 12:00:00 The Senate The first day of Senate business for the first session of the Forty-Third Congress; S. 1 is proposed
1873-12-01 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The first day of House business for the first session of the Forty-Third Congress
1873-12-02 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas Robertson, John B. Gordon, and Phineas W. Hitchcock join the Senate; S. 1 is considered in Committee of the Whole
1873-12-02 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Mr. Sheldon and Mr. Sypher are sworn in and take their seats in the House
1873-12-03 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The members of the Committee of Elections are appointed in the House
1873-12-03 12:00:00 The Senate William T. Hamilton joins the Senate
1873-12-03 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Members of the Committee of Elections are appointed; George L. Smith is sworn in and takes his seat in the House; papers in the contested election cases of Gunter vs. Wilshire, Rawls vs. Sloan, and Davis vs. Thomas are presented and referred to the Committee of Elections
1873-12-04 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed
1873-12-04 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives Papers on the contested election cases of Gunter vs. Wilshire, Sloan vs. Rawls, and Thomas vs. Davis are referred to the Committee of Elections
1873-12-04 12:00:00 The Senate Standing committees are appointed
1873-12-04 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Mr. Clarke is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1873-12-05 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed in the House
1873-12-05 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The membership of the committee is altered in the House
1873-12-05 00:00:00 Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills Members of the Committee for the Forty-Third Congress are appointed in the House
1873-12-05 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The standing committees of the House for the Forty-Third Congress are appointed
1873-12-07 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports a resolution on Representative-elect John P. C. Shanks from the ninth congressional district of Indiana
1873-12-08 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas Bayard, Thomas Norwood, George Goldthwaite, and Simon Conover join the Senate; Rev. Dr. Byron Sunderland is elected Chaplain of the Senate
1873-12-08 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Mr. Shanks is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1873-12-09 10:30:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives A clerk is appointed; the time of regular meetings is set; the Chairman mentions the Civil Rights Bill
1873-12-09 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Mr. Chipman is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1873-12-11 12:00:00 The Senate Matthew Carpenter is elected President pro tempore of the Senate
1873-12-12 10:30:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee reports H. R. 796
1873-12-15 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Mr. Hersey is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1873-12-18 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee on the Judiciary reports H. R. 796
1873-12-19 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House resumes consideration of H. R. 796
1874-01-05 12:00:00 The Senate James Flanagan and William M. Stewart join the Senate
1874-01-05 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Mr. Whiteley is sworn in and takes his seat in the House; the House resumes consideration of H. R. 796
1874-01-06 10:30:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee discusses H. R. 796
1874-01-06 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 796
1874-01-07 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 796
1874-01-09 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The deaths of James Brooks and Wilder Foster are announced
1874-01-16 12:00:00 The Senate John P. Jones joins the Senate
1874-01-27 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate considers S. 1 in Committee of the Whole
1874-01-27 12:00:00 The House of Representatives John J. Davis and J. Marshall Hagans are sworn in and take their seats in the House
1874-01-27 12:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate considers S. 1 in Committee of the Whole
1874-01-28 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate S. 1 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1874-02-02 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports a resolution on Asa Hodges
1874-02-03 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports a resolution on the representative-elect from Arkansas, Asa Hodges
1874-02-04 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Asa Hodges is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1874-02-08 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports a resolution on the Arkansas contested election case of Wilshire vs. Gunter
1874-02-09 12:00:00 The Senate John S. Hager is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1874-02-09 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports a resolution on the Arkansas contested election case of Wilshire vs. Gunter
1874-02-12 12:00:00 The Senate James Harvey and Henry Pease are sworn in and take their seats in the Senate
1874-02-17 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House adopts the resolution on the Arkansas contested election case of Wilshire vs. Gunter
1874-02-18 12:00:00 The House of Representatives William Wilshire is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1874-02-26 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports resolutions on the Georgia contested election case of Rawls vs. Sloan
1874-02-27 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports resolutions on the Georgia contested election case of Rawls vs. Sloan
1874-03-04 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports resolutions on the Virginia contested election case of Davis vs. Thomas
1874-03-05 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports resolutions on the Virginia contested election case of Davis vs. Thomas claiming Christopher Thomas has the right to the seat and Alexander Davis does not; the resolutions are agreed to and Thomas is sworn in
1874-03-12 12:00:00 The Senate The death of Mr. Sumner is announced
1874-03-24 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House adopts the resolutions reported by the Committee of Elections on the Georgia contested election case of Rawls vs. Sloan; Sloan is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1874-04-13 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The committee reports S. 1 with an amendment
1874-04-14 12:00:00 The Senate The Committee on the Judiciary reports S. 1 with an amendment
1874-04-29 12:00:00 The Senate S. 1 is amended by the Senate while in Committee of the Whole and reported to the Senate
1874-04-29 12:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole S. 1 adopts the amendment reported by the Committee on the Judiciary and reports the bill, as amended, to the Senate
1874-04-30 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider S. 1
1874-05-01 12:00:00 The Senate William B. Washburn is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate; S. 1 is briefly discussed in the Senate
1874-05-04 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider S. 1
1874-05-05 12:00:00 The Senate S. 1 is before the Senate; before it can be debated, the Senate goes into executive session
1874-05-06 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider S. 1
1874-05-19 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider S. 1
1874-05-20 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider S. 1
1874-05-21 13:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider S. 1
1874-05-22 11:00:00 The Senate In a twenty hour meeting, the Senate passes S. 1 and sends it to the House for concurrence
1874-05-23 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The House receives S. 1 from the Senate, requesting concurrence
1874-05-25 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The death of David B. Mellish is announced; the House proceeds to consider S. 1
1874-06-01 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The House resumes consideration of S. 1
1874-06-02 00:00:00 Committee of Elections of the House of Representatives The committee reports resolutions on the Arkansas contested election case of Gunter vs. Wilshire
1874-06-03 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee of Elections reports resolutions on the Arkansas contested election case of Gunter vs. Wilshire
1874-06-08 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider S. 1
1874-06-16 10:30:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee amends H. R. 796
1874-06-16 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The House adopts the resolutions on the Arkansas contested election case of Gunter vs. Wilshire; Gunter is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1874-06-20 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The House refuses to refer S. 1 to the Committee on the Judiciary
1874-06-23 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The first session of the Forty-Third Congress adjourns
1874-06-23 10:00:00 The Senate The first session of the Forty-Third Congress adjourns
1874-06-23 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The first session of the Forty-Third Congress adjourns
1874-12-07 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives Mr. Jewett's resigns as a member of the House of Representatives
1874-12-07 12:00:00 The Senate The first day of Senate business for the second session of the Forty-Third Congress
1874-12-07 12:00:00 The House of Representatives First day of House business for the second session of the Forty-Third Congress
1874-12-08 10:30:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee continues to consider the Civil Rights bill
1874-12-08 12:00:00 The Senate John Johnston, A. S. Merrimom, Matt Ransom, William Sprague, and John Stockton join the Senate
1874-12-08 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives takes their seats in the House
1874-12-09 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The members of the Committee on the Judiciary are appointed
1874-12-09 00:00:00 Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills Members of the Committee for the second session of the Forty-Third Congress are appointed in the Senate
1874-12-09 12:00:00 The Senate John Gordon and Morgan Hamilton join the Senate; standing committees are appointed
1874-12-09 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives take their seats in the House
1874-12-10 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives Mr. Finck is appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Jewett
1874-12-10 12:00:00 The Senate George Goldthwaite, Oliver Morton, and Thomas Norwood join the Senate
1874-12-10 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives take their seats in the House
1874-12-11 00:00:00 Sub-Committee on the Civil Rights Bill of the House Judiciary Committee The sub-committee is created in the House Judiciary Committee and members are appointed
1874-12-11 10:30:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee continues to consider the Civil Rights bill
1874-12-11 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Horace Harrison appears and takes his seat in the House
1874-12-14 00:00:00 Sub-Committee on the Civil Rights Bill of the House Judiciary Committee The sub-committee reports a substitute for the Civil Rights bill
1874-12-14 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas Bayard and Reuben Fenton join the Senate
1874-12-14 12:00:00 The House of Representatives More Representatives take their seats in the House
1874-12-15 10:30:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee continues to consider the Civil Rights bill
1874-12-15 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Clinton Cobb and William Purman appear and take their seats in the House
1874-12-16 11:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives The committee continues to consider the sub-committee report on the Civil Rights bill and makes a report to the House
1874-12-16 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The Committee on the Judiciary reports H. R. 796 with amendments
1874-12-17 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Alonzo Ransier appears and takes his seat in the House
1874-12-18 12:00:00 The House of Representatives William R. Roberts appears and takes his seat in the House
1874-12-21 12:00:00 The Senate Thomas Tipton joins the Senate
1874-12-21 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Richard H. Cain and Josiah T. Walls appear on the roll-call votes on this day
1874-12-23 12:00:00 The Senate Matthew H. Carpenter is elected President pro tempore of the Senate
1875-01-05 12:00:00 The House of Representatives William Albert appears in the House; John Thompson is sworn in and takes his seat in the House
1875-01-07 12:00:00 The House of Representatives J. Hale Sypher appears and takes his seat in the House
1875-01-22 12:00:00 The Senate John P. Jones joins the Senate
1875-01-27 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Charles A. Stevens is sworn in and takes his seat in the House; the House continues to consider H. R. 796
1875-02-01 12:00:00 The House of Representatives Barnard Caulfield is sworn in and takes his seat in the House; George L. Smith appears in the House
1875-02-03 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 796
1875-02-04 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House continues to consider H. R. 796; a resolution censuring Mr. Brown is passed
1875-02-05 10:00:00 The House of Representatives The House passes H. R. 796; it is sent to the Senate for concurrence
1875-02-05 12:00:00 The Senate The death of William Buckingham is announced
1875-02-06 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate receives H. R. 796; it is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1875-02-07 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate H. R. 796 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
1875-02-09 12:00:00 The Senate William M. Stewart joins the Senate
1875-02-13 12:00:00 The Senate William Eaton is sworn in and takes his seat in the Senate
1875-02-14 00:00:00 Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate The committee reports H. R. 796, without amendment
1875-02-15 12:00:00 The Senate The Committee on the Judiciary reports H. R. 796, without amendment
1875-02-15 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The death of Samuel Hooper is announced
1875-02-16 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The House is notified of William Purman's resignation
1875-02-20 11:00:00 The House of Representatives The deaths of John Rice, Alvah Crocker, and Samuel Hersey are announced
1875-02-25 00:00:00 The Senate The Senate proceeds to consider H. R. 796 in Committee of the Whole
1875-02-25 12:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate considers H. R. 796 in Committee of the Whole
1875-02-26 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate continues to consider H. R. 796 in Committee of the Whole
1875-02-26 12:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate continues to consider H. R. 796 in Committee of the Whole
1875-02-27 00:00:00 Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills The committee reports the enrollment of H. R. 796
1875-02-27 00:00:00 President of the United States H. R. 796 is sent to the President for approval
1875-02-27 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate passes H. R. 796; the bill is enrolled and signed by the Vice-President
1875-02-27 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House receives a message from the Senate notifying the House that it passed H. R. 796; the bill is enrolled and signed by the Speaker of the House and sent to the Senate to be signed by the Vice-President
1875-02-27 12:00:00 Senate Committee of the Whole The Senate considers H. R. 796 in Committee of the Whole; the bill is reported to the Senate, unamended
1875-03-01 00:00:00 President of the United States The President notifies the House and the Senate of the approval of H. R. 796
1875-03-01 12:00:00 The House of Representatives The House is notified of the President's approval of H. R. 796
1875-03-03 11:00:00 The House of Representatives S. 1 is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; the second session of the Forty-Third Congress adjourns
1875-03-03 12:00:00 The Senate The Senate is notified of the President's approval of H. R. 796

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Negotiation Statistics

Sources

26 historical records used for this dataset.

Process

15 committees met in 380 sessions.

Average 14.62 sessions each.

Dates

Dates from Monday, 06 December 1869 to Wednesday, 03 March 1875.

People

713 people in 37 voting delegations.

Top 5 most active people are:

Summary of person events:

  • Person join icon 1982 join a committee.
  • Person leave icon 15 leave a committee.
  • Person elect icon 14 elections to a position.

Procedures

2284 procedural motions considered.

Summary of procedural events:

  • Procedural motion icon 2284 procedural motion proposed.
  • Debate motion icon 378 motions debated.

Documents

179 documents considered with 214 amendments presented.

Summary of document events:

  • Create a new document proposal 179 new documents created.
  • Document copied 108 documents passed from another committee.
  • Document amended 214 amendments to a document proposed.
  • Debate a document proposal 576 debates on a proposal.

Decisions

2617 number of decisions made.

Summary of decision made:

  • Vote adopt icon 1480 proposals adopted.
  • Vote reject icon 361 proposals rejected.
  • Vote refer icon 75 proposals referred to another committee.
  • Postpone debate icon 8 debate of a proposal postponed.
  • Vote drop icon 95 proposal dropped from discussion without a formal vote.
  • Vote drop icon 29 some other decision on a proposal.

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