A Look Back At The Dred Scott Case

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I. BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:
1. BREYER, STEPHEN G. "A Look Back At The Dred Scott Decision." Journal Of Supreme Court History 35.2 (2010): 110-121. History Reference Center. Web. 13 May 2014.
2. I know that this article is from a scholarly journal because it is from the Journal Of Supreme Court History. All the articles are peer-reviewed by the Board of Editors of the journal after submission. The Journal Of Supreme Court History is dedicated to persevering and educating all on the Court's history and heritage.
3. The author is a an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Breyer was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994 to serve on the Supreme Court. The author ...view middle of the document...

" (111). His article frames the presumption/idea that the ruling was biased in that they wanted to keep the institution of slavery.
8. A good piece of evidence that the author gives is a picture of an advertisement of the case that was going to be in a pamphlet (117). Other great evidence he gives are some quotes from the Chief Justice (113-114) from the case along with short excerpts from newspapers (for example New York Herald Tribune) at the time. He also reference the Fifteenth Amendment (116) and the Territories Clause (115).
9. The author's purpose in writing this article is to inform and educate the public on the ruling of the Dred Scott case. He wants to educate people on why the decision that was made happened. Breyer also wants to show us what lessons have been learned and the aftermath our country has gone through due to Chief Justice's ruling (116-121).
10. The author's intended audience are those in the legal profession. The article is also for historians interested in the Supreme Court...

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