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Table Annexed to Article: Wrongfully ‘Established and Maintained’: A Census of Congress’s Sins Against Geography
2 Our Constitutional Logic 565 (2012)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
Taney, C.J. opined, for a majority of the Supreme Court, that Congress lacked the power to establish and maintain colonies as a system by which nascent states were groomed by Congress to join an expanding union. Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857). Did Congress wrongfully acquire half a continent? And what was the state of the union as of the Dred Scott decision?
Keywords
  • Territories. States. Dred Scott
Publication Date
September, 2012
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "Table Annexed to Article: Wrongfully ‘Established and Maintained’: A Census of Congress’s Sins Against Geography" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 565 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/113/