Authors

Sarah E. Roessler '16, Gettysburg College

Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

11-2013

Department

Political Science

Abstract

The Scott v. Sandford decision will forever be known as a dark moment in America's history. The Supreme Court chose to rule on a controversial issue, and they made the wrong decision. Scott v. Sandford is an example of what can happen when the Court chooses to side with personal opinion instead of what is right.

Comments

Recipient of the 2014 Samuel P. Weaver Prize