Civil Rights Act of 1866


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Civil Rights Act of 1866

Passed after the Civil War, this Act declared that all persons born in the

United States were citizens of the United States without regard to race,color,or previous condition of servitude.All citizens were entitled to enter into and enforce contracts,and to buy,sell,lease,inherit, and pass by inheritance real and personal property. It prohibited discrimination in housing, but provided no enforcement mechanism other than private lawsuits. It was not until 102 years later, with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, that antidiscrimination laws could be truly enforced through federal actions.

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Among the laws are the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Older Worker Benefit Protection Act (OWBRA), Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Section 1981), and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
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Los Angeles, CA, April 11, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Humane Party, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, has established April 9 as Civil Rights Day.
In response to the continued legal and extralegal persecution of free blacks (and white Republicans) in the South, Republicans in Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1866. The act mandated that
For scholars who read the Civil Rights Act as important for understanding the Amendment, see, e.g., Amar, supra note 13, at 194-97; George Rutherglen, Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866, at 70-92 (2013); ZIETLOW, supra note 29, at 41^12; White, supra note 22, at 772-76.
The first section of the amendment was an effort to place into the Constitution the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, designed to combat the notorious Black Codes that had been enacted in several southern states.
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(13) The following year, in response to legislation unfriendly to the freedmen in some of the Southern states, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866, extending to all American citizens, regardless of race or previous status, a federal guarantee of the basic rights to own and convey property, to make contracts, and to use the civil courts to vindicate property rights.
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