Trumbull is considered the author of the Civil Rights Act (citizenship clause), while Howard is considered the author of the 14th Amendment (citizenship clause).<quoted text>
Re: "Trumbull wasn't the actual author of the Citizenship Clause."
Trumbull is considered the author of the citizenship clause.
"This amendment which I have offered is simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already (Civil Rights Act of 1866), that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction (US Constitution), is by virtue of natural law (Law of Nations) and national law (Civil Rights Act of 1866)a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens(,) who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States,