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.
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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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.
Membership (at session start):
John A. Bingham, Henry T. Blow, George S. Boutwell, Roscoe Conkling, William P. Fessenden, Henry Grider, James W. Grimes, Ira Harris, Jacob M. Howard, Reverdy Johnson, Justin S. Morrill, Andrew J. Rogers, Thaddeus Stevens, Elihu B. Washburne, George H. Williams (15 total)
Representing 14 delegations:
Illinois Delegation, Iowa Delegation, Kentucky Delegation, Maine Delegation, Maryland Delegation, Massachusetts Delegation, Michigan Delegation, Missouri Delegation, New Jersey Delegation, New York Delegation, Ohio Delegation, Oregon Delegation, Pennsylvania Delegation, Vermont Delegation
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