CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS
Civil Rights Act of 1875
Sometimes called the Enforcement Act, It was enacted during the Reconstruction Era that allowed African Americans equal treatment in public settings. However, in 1883, congress claimed that this act was unconstitutional. Charles Sumner, a radical republican, was a main drafter of the bill. The congress claims that the fourteenth amendment doesn't give the government the right to prohibit discrimination in individuals. It was a reference when drafting the Civil Rights Act of 1957, nearly 80 years later.
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1866
On April 9, 1866 both houses of congress passed The Civil Rights Act, which granted every male in the United States the same rights as every