Yet the men who framed this declaration were great men—high in literary acquirements—high in their sense of honor, and incapable of asserting principles inconsistent with those on which they were acting. –dred scott v. sandford, supreme court of the united states how does taney use this appeal to emotion to support his argument? a. the appeal praises the virtues of the writers of the document taney uses as evidence. b. the appeal relies on his original claim that dred scott is not a citizen and cannot sue in a federal court. c. the appeal counters taney’s claim that people’s origins dictate their status in the community. d. the appeal creates doubt about the validity and soundness of the constitution in terms of defining citizenship.
The correct answer is: Option A. The appeal praises the virtues of the writers of the document Taney uses as evidence.
The appeal consists of a set of virtues deticated to those who are responsible for the declaration. Nothing but admiration is delivered to these writers from the speaker, praising their literacy, honorable behaviour, and staying true to their own values.
The answer is "The appeal praises the virtues of the writers of the document Taney uses as evidence."
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B. The men who wrote the Constitution understood that enslaved persons would not be citizens.
The men who wrote the Constitution understood that enslaved persons would not be citizens.
In this excerpt, Taney argues that the Framers of the Constitution were extremely educated, accomplished and clever men. He also argues that due to this education, the Framers were able to see what the role of African people was, and that they believed they would not be citizens. Taney argues that the Framers were also basing their decision on the status that African people had in other countries. In these other countries, Taney argues that, "by common consent," they were excluded from "civilized governments."