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 Black Americans, including those who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.

The Senate

The Senate of the Thirty-Ninth Session of Congress

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Session 8854: 1867-03-02 11:00:00

The Senate receives the President's veto message on H. R. 1143; the second session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress adjourns

Membership (at session start):

Henry B. Anthony, B. Gratz Brown, Charles R. Buckalew, Alexander G. Cattell, Zachariah Chandler, Daniel Clark, John Conness, Edgar Cowan, Aaron H. Cragin, John A. J. Creswell, Garrett Davis, James Dixon, James R. Doolittle, George F. Edmunds, William P. Fessenden, George G. Fogg, Lafayette S. Foster, Joseph S. Fowler, Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, James W. Grimes, James Guthrie, Ira Harris, John B. Henderson, Thomas A. Hendricks, Jacob M. Howard, Timothy O. Howe, Reverdy Johnson, Samuel J. Kirkwood, Henry S. Lane, James H. Lane, James A. McDougall, Edwin D. Morgan, Lot M. Morrill, James W. Nesmith, Daniel S. Norton, James W. Nye, David T. Patterson, Luke P. Poland, Samuel C. Pomeroy, Alexander Ramsey, George R. Riddle, Edmund G. Ross, Willard Saulsbury, John Sherman, William Sprague, William M. Stewart, Charles Sumner, Lyman Trumbull, Peter G. Van Winkle, Benjamin Wade, Waitman T. Willey, George H. Williams, Henry Wilson, William Wright, Richard Yates (55 total)

Representing 26 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, Nevada Delegation, New Hampshire Delegation, New Jersey Delegation, New York Delegation, Ohio Delegation, Oregon Delegation, Pennsylvania Delegation, Rhode Island Delegation, Tennessee Delegation, Vermont Delegation, West Virginia Delegation, Wisconsin Delegation

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Exported Documents

  • Message to the House (e900696)
    • Imported by 'Message to the House on the Senate's Passage of H. R. 1143 Notwithstanding the President's Veto' (e900697) in The House of Representatives,
      on Saturday, 02 March 1867, at 11:00

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