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.

Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction

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.

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Session 5081: 1866-01-24 00:00:00

The Joint Committee meets; S. Res. 23 is received; Article C of the Sub-Committee report is considered and referred to the Sub-Committee on the Powers of Congress, which is created and appointed; the injunction of secrecy is partially removed.

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  • Article C (e129835)

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