Americans should have equal benefit of the law.
Civil Rights Act of 1866 X
amendment ratified in 1868 that made all nave-born or naturalized persons
U.S. citizens and prohibited states from abridging the rights of national citizens, thus giving
primacy to national rather than state citizenship.
An act that divided the conquered South into five military districts, each under the
command of a U. S. general.
To reenter the Union, former Confederate states had to grant
the vote to freedmen and deny it to leading exConfederates
Constitutional amendment ratified in that forbade states to deny citizens the right to vote
on grounds of race, color, or “previous condition of servitude.”
A women’s suffrage organization led by Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and others who
remained loyal to the Republican Party, despite its failure to include women’s voting rights
in the Reconstruction Amendments.
Stressing the urgency of voting rights for African
American men, leaders of this organization held out hope that once Reconstruction had
been settled it would be women’s turn.
National Woman’s Suffrage Association
American Woman’s Suffrage Associaton X