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.

The House of Representatives

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

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Session 5129: 1865-12-13 12:00:00

The Senate amendments to the resolution for the appointment of a Joint Committee on Reconstruction are concurred in

Membership (at session start):

John B. Alley, William B. Allison, Oakes Ames, Sydenham E. Ancona, George W. Anderson, James M. Ashley, Jehu Baker, John D. Baldwin, Nathaniel P. Banks, Abraham A. Barker, Portus Baxter, Fernando C. Beaman, John F. Benjamin, Teunis G. Bergen, John Bidwell, John A. Bingham, James G. Blaine, Henry T. Blow, George S. Boutwell, Benjamin M. Boyer, Augustus Brandegee, Henry P. H. Bromwell, James Brooks, John M. Broomall, Ralph P. Buckland, Hezekiah S. Bundy, John W. Chanler, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Amasa Cobb, Schuyler Colfax, Roscoe Conkling, Burton C. Cook, Shelby M. Cullom, Charles V. Culver, William A. Darling, Thomas T. Davis, Henry L. Dawes, John L. Dawson, Joseph H. Defrees, Columbus Delano, Henry C. Deming, Charles Denison, Nathan F. Dixon, Ignatius L. Donnelly, John F. Driggs, Ebenezer Dumont, Ephraim R. Eckley, Benjamin Eggleston, Charles A. Eldredge, Thomas D. Eliot, John F. Farnsworth, John H. Farquhar, Thomas W. Ferry, William E. Finck, James A. Garfield, Adam J. Glossbrenner, Charles Goodyear, Henry Grider, Josiah B. Grinnell, John Augustus Griswold, Robert S. Hale, Aaron Harding, Abner C. Harding, Roswell Hart, Rutherford B. Hayes, James H. D. Henderson, William Higby, Ralph Hill, John Hogan, Sidney T. Holmes, Samuel Hooper, Giles W. Hotchkiss, Asahel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard, John H. Hubbard, Demas Hubbard Jr., Edwin N. Hubbell, James R. Hubbell, Calvin T. Hulburd, James Humphrey, James M. Humphrey, Ebon C. Ingersoll, Thomas Jenckes, Philip Johnson, George W. Julian, John A. Kasson, William D. Kelley, John R. Kelso, Michael C. Kerr, John H. Ketcham, Andrew J. Kuykendall, Addison H. Laflin, George R. Latham, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Francis C. Le Blond, Benjamin F. Loan, John W. Longyear, John Lynch, Samuel S. Marshall, Gilman Marston, James M. Marvin, Joseph W. McClurg, Hiram McCullough, Walter D. McIndoe, Samuel McKee, Donald C. McRuer, Ulysses Mercur, George F. Miller, James K. Moorhead, Justin S. Morrill, Daniel Morris, Samuel W. Moulton, Leonard Myers, William A. Newell, William E. Niblack, John A. Nicholson, Thomas E. Noell, Charles O'Neill, Godlove S. Orth, Halbert E. Paine, James W. Patterson, Sidney Perham, Charles E. Phelps, Frederick A. Pike, Tobias A. Plants, Theodore M. Pomeroy, Hiram Price, William Radford, Samuel J. Randall, William H. Randall, Henry J. Raymond, Alexander H. Rice, John H. Rice, Burwell C. Ritter, Andrew J. Rogers, Edward H. Rollins, Lewis W. Ross, Lovell H. Rousseau, Philetus Sawyer, Robert C. Schenck, Glenni W. Scofield, George S. Shanklin, Samuel Shellabarger, Charles Sitgreaves, Ithamar C. Sloan, Green C. Smith, Rufus P. Spalding, John F. Starr, Thaddeus Stevens, Thomas N. Stilwell, Myer Strouse, Stephen Taber, Nelson Taylor, M. Russell Thayer, Francis Thomas, John L. Thomas, Jr., Anthony Thornton, Lawrence S. Trimble, Rowland E. Trowbridge, Charles Upson, Henry H. Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Horn, Daniel W. Voorhees, Hamilton Ward Sr., Samuel L. Warner, William B. Washburn, Elihu B. Washburne, Martin Welker, John Wentworth, Kellian Whaley, Thomas Williams, James F. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, William Windom, Charles H. Winfield, Frederick E. Woodbridge, Edwin R. V. Wright (180 total)

Representing 24 delegations:

California Delegation, Connecticut Delegation, Delaware Delegation, Illinois Delegation, Indiana Delegation, Iowa Delegation, Kansas Delegation, Kentucky Delegation, Maine Delegation, Maryland Delegation, Massachusetts Delegation, Michigan Delegation, Minnesota Delegation, Missouri Delegation, New Hampshire Delegation, New Jersey Delegation, New York Delegation, Ohio Delegation, Oregon Delegation, Pennsylvania Delegation, Rhode Island Delegation, Vermont Delegation, West Virginia Delegation, Wisconsin Delegation


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  • Resolution to Inquire into Prohibiting Racial Discrimination in Granting the Elective Franchise (e734556)
    • Imported by 'Resolution to Inquire into Prohibiting Racial Discrimination in Granting the Elective Franchise ' (e898921) in House Committee on the Judiciary ,
      on Thursday, 14 December 1865, at 00:00

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