SAT Subject US History Practice Question 351: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 351

62. In which Supreme Court case did the Court rule against the plaintiff on the grounds that African Americans were "beings of an inferior order" who did not qualify as U.S. citizens?

A. Brown v. Board of Education
B. Shaw v. Reno
C. Dred Scott v. Sanford
D. Wisconsin v. Mitchell
E. Marbury v. Madison

Correct Answer: C


Chief Justice Roger Taney ruled that no African American had the right to take a case to the U.S. Supreme Court because African Americans were not and could never be U.S. citizens.

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