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: Sub-Committee on Louisiana, Florida and Texas

A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction appointed to examine and report the present condition of Louisiana, Florida and Texas; their actions in relation to any amendments to the Federal and State constitutions; the present legal position of freedmen in the states; how the ordinances of secession are being treated in the states; and whether the validity of debts contracted for the support of the rebellion is acknowledged.

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Session 5896: 1866-01-15 00:00:00

Members of the sub-committee are appointed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction

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