The Declaration of Independence Argument
- Did Scott have the right to sue?
- Was Scott free as a result of living in a state and territory where slavery was illegal?
- Was it constitutional for the Congress to limit slavery in the territories?
Answer the 3 judicial questions based on the following statement in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…"
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