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Guaranteed the rights of all citizens to make and enforce contracts and to purchase, sell, or lease property. Passed by the 39th Congress (1865–1867) as S.R. 61.
U.S. House of Representatives: "House overrode President Andrew Johnson’s veto of the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 with near unanimous Republican support, 122 to 41, marking the first time Congress legislated upon civil rights." It gave citizenship to people, except Native Americans, born in the U.S.A.
“An Act to enforce the Provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other Purposes,” also known as the “Ku Klux Klan Act.”
In 1883 the United States Supreme Court ruled the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional.
Worked to close loopholes in Civil Rights Act of 1957.
Human Rights and Civil rights are not the same - but these topics are combined on the CSL History Day Guide for convenience, as we combine other topics together.
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