6.03 Legislation and Court Decisions
Total Points: 40
Part 1: Dred Scott Decision
Answer the following. You may use the links provided on the Task page.
Summarize the case. Who was Dred
Scott and why did he sue?
Describe the defendant, John Sandford.
What were his arguments?
Assess the constitutional issues in the
case. What specific amendment and
compromise were cited and why?
Restate the rulings in the case. What
did the Supreme Court decide or
Evaluate the rulings in the case. What
may have influenced the judges to rule
as they did? What was the reaction in
the North and in the South?