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Name:Date:School:Facilitator:6.03 Legislation and Court DecisionsTotal Points: 40Part 1: Dred Scott DecisionAnswer the following. You may use the links provided on the Task page.QuestionsAnswers1.Summarize the case. Who was DredScott and why did he sue?2.Describe the defendant, John Sandford.What were his arguments?3.Assess the constitutional issues in thecase. What specific amendment andcompromise were cited and why?4.Restate the rulings in the case. Whatdid the Supreme Court decide orconclude?5.Evaluate the rulings in the case. Whatmay have influenced the judges to ruleas they did? What was the reaction inthe North and in the South?Events and ConsequencesRead the Events and Consequences chart.EventsConsequencesNorthwest Ordinance of 1787Fugitive enslaved people who escaped to theNorthwest Territory could be captured andreturned to their owners.United States Constitution, Fugitive SlaveClause (1789)Escaping to a free state couldn't make one free.

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