2 describe the defendant john sandford what were his

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

2. Describe the defendant, John Sandford. What were his arguments?
3. Assess the constitutional issues in the case. What specific amendment and compromise were cited and why?
4. Restate the rulings in the case. What did the Supreme Court decide or conclude?
5. 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? (anti-slavery) lawyers to sue for his freedom in court, claiming he should be free since he had lived on free soil for a long time. The case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Roger B. Taney, was a former slave owner from Maryland.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture