1. Watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s299EU5Y4c


Christopher A. Bracey, Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides a presentation on this landmark decision. This lecture is extremely well done, and you will benefit from listening to it and taking notes.

After watching the lecture, I want you to pick a short writing assignment regarding The Dred Scott Case. Use the lecture material and also your textbook if you like. No other research is needed. Use your OWN WORDS. NO PLAGIARISM.

Pick ONE of these questions, and answer using details,

1. Discuss how the Dred Scott case can be considered one cause of the Civil War.


2. Explain some of the major reasons why Dred Scott was able to file a legal case in the court system for freedom.