Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dred Scott Questions for Comment Here or in Class

If history is divided into heroes and villains, Chief Justice Robert B. Taney must be considered a villain.

1. Why do I say this?

2. Can you find anything about him online that redeems him, even partially?

3. Using this link to learn about one of the famous dissenting opinions and say whether the author, Justice Benjamin Curtis could be described as a hero.

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