Constitutional Citizenship in America By C. HerbertOliver [U.S.
Constitution] April 30,
What is the Constitutional citizenship status in America of persons of African-American descent?
Are we citizens? No, because the only part of the Constitution upon which our citizenship is supposed to be based – the 14th Amendment – is itself unconstitutional.
According to the Constitution of 1787, amendments must be proposed by two thirds of the states in Convention and ratified by three fourths of the
Dred Scott vs. Sandford (1857)INTRODUCTION TO THE COURT OPINION ONTHE DRED SCOTT CASEDred Scott's case holds a unique place in American constitutional history as an example of the Supreme Court trying to impose a judicial solution on a political problem. It called down enormous criticism on the Court and on Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney; a later chief justice, Charles Evans Hughes, described it as a great "self-inflicted wound."Scott, born a slave, had been taken by his mast