AP US Government

Category - Civil Rights & Liberties

In which 1857 case did the Supreme Court declare that a black man had no rights under a white man’s government?
  1. Dred Scott v. Sanford
  2. Plessy v. Ferguson
  3. Brown v. Topeka Board of Education
  4. Loving v. Virginia
  5. Sweatt v. Painter
Answer: A - In the Dred Scott decision the Supreme Court declared that African Americans effectively had no rights. They also declared that Congress had neither the power nor the ability to outlaw slavery in any state or territory. This case was one of the major events leading up to the Civil War.
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