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  • one year ago

Read the excerpt below from the Supreme Court ruling in the Scott v. Sandford. [T]he legislation and histories of the times, and the language used in the Declaration of Independence, show, that neither the class of persons who had been imported as slaves, nor their descendants, whether they had become free or not, were then acknowledged as a part of the people. The main subject of the excerpt is... a.the lack of citizenship for enslaved people. b. the right of an owner to retain his or her property. c. the practice of importing enslaved people from Africa. I think the answer is A...

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  1. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    I think so to because if you look here it says http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Page/545/Key_Excerpts_from_the_Majority_Opinion "We think they [people of African ancestry] are not [citizens], and that they are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word "citizens" in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States. . . . [T]he legislation and histories of the times, and the language used in the Declaration of Independence, show, that neither the class of persons who had been imported as slaves, nor their descendants, whether they had become free or not, were then acknowledged as a part of the people, nor intended to be included in the general words used in that memorable instrument."

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okay! Thank you

  3. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Anytime :D

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