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 Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas

A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction appointed to examine and report the present condition of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas; 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 5910: 1866-02-09 00:00:00

The credentials of six members-elect from Alabama are received by the Sub-Committee.

Membership (at session start):

George S. Boutwell, Ira Harris, Justin S. Morrill (3 total)

Representing 3 delegations:

Massachusetts Delegation, New York Delegation, Vermont Delegation

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