Dred Scott Decision : An Incorrect View Of The Judicial Role And Viewed As Morally Incorrect?

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To what extent did Dred Scott decision was examined from an incorrect view of the judicial role and viewed as morally incorrect? Due to Chief Justice Taney’s unacceptable error of not reviewing the case through law, the decision led the nation split into two and eventually caused in American Civil War. In this investigation, Chief Justice Taney, who held the majority of votes, actions and behaviors prior of the case will be evaluated for its impact upon a simple freedom case. This investigation will also focus on three questions that Justice Taney claimed after reviewing the case and how it was or was not constitutional. Research will be done in books about Dred Scott’s background and what he has done throughout his life, a reference…show more content…
Rawley, James A. Race & Politics; "bleeding Kansas" and the Coming of the Civil War ' Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1969. Print.
Source 2: The origin of the source is of value because it is a secondary source written by James A. Rawley titled Race and Politics, 1979. Rawley, a historian who in his book questions the importance of race but the origin is also limited because it only expresses Rawley’s investigation and ideas upon the case. The purpose of the source is valuable because it further investigates the questions and issues raised by Justice Taney after reviewing the case, and James Rawley argues against each question. The purpose of this source also limited, because it does not provide eight other justices view concerning the questions that were raised by Chief Justice Taney. The content of this source is valuable because it further examines the two acts, Kansas-Nebraska Act and Missouri Compromise, that were eliminated by Taney. The content of this source is also limited, because it only expresses Rawley’s ideas and not others.

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Born in 1800, Dred Scott was sold to army surgeon, John Emerson. Eliza, John’s wife, gives the custody of Dred and Harriet Scott to his brother, John Sanford. Dred Scott wanted to demand what all enslaved people wanted: his freedom. Emerson’s profession was surgery and

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