The Taney Court (1836–64)


What attorneys argued on behalf of the Amistads before the U.S. Supreme Court?

The Amistads were represented by Roger Baldwin, the future governor of Connecticut, and John Quincy Adams, the former president of the United States.

A newspaper clipping shows the death of Amistad captain Ferrer. The Amistad was the source of a U.S. Supreme Court trial involving African slaves held captive by the crew of a Spanish ship. Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

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