Historical and Legal Examination of That Part of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case: Which Declares the Unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise Act

Historical and Legal Examination of That Part of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case: Which Declares the Unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise Act

by Thomas Hart Hart Benton
     
 
This is a reprint of a 1857 work, the full title of which is Historical and legal examination of that part of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case which declares the unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise Acty, and the self-extension of the Constitution to territories, carrying slavery along with it. The author

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This is a reprint of a 1857 work, the full title of which is Historical and legal examination of that part of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case which declares the unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise Acty, and the self-extension of the Constitution to territories, carrying slavery along with it. The author restricts himself to discussion of only the two points mentioned in the title, criticizing the Supreme Court's decision in the famous case as political and unconstitutional, in that it asserted the right of the Supreme Court to bind the Congress in its legislative capacity, thus putting the extension of slavery beyond the power of the people to control. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9781575887319
Publisher:
Hein, William S. & Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
193

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