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In 1841 in United States v. Amistad the Supreme Court held that

a. the Africans were to be returned to the Spanish.
b. the Africans had never been legal property of the Spanish.
c. the salvage from the vessel should be awarded to the Spanish.
d. the Africans were legal property of the Spanish.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 2957, The Amistad Case
Learn about the revolt on the Amistad vessel.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2956, Limitations of International Law
Learn about the limitations of international law.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2955, International Law and Individuals
Learn about individuals' relationship with international law.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2954, International Law
Learn about international law.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2953, The President's Authority Over Diplomacy
Learn about diplomatic relations with other countries.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2952, Historical Wrangling over the President's War Powers
Learn about war powers.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2951, Treaty-Making Power and the States
Learn about how the states play a role in treaty-making.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2950, The Origin of Treaty-Making Powers
Learn about the origins of treaty-making powers.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2949, The Shared Power to Make Treaties
Learn about how treaties are made.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2948, Letters of Marque and Reprisal
Learn about letters of marque and reprisal.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2947, The War-Making Powers of Congress
Learn about the ability to declare war.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2946, Distrust of Standing Armies
Learn about the distrust of standing armies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2945, Powers of Congress to Deal with Other Nations
Learn about the powers of Congress.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2944, Is Isolationism a Realistic Option?
Learn about America's engagement with the world.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2943, A Strained Alliance with France
Learn about the United States' international relationships after becoming independent.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2942, International Involvement Is Inescapable
Learn about how countries lend each other assistance.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2941, International Relations
Learn about international relations.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2940, The Constitutional Convention as a Model of Civil Discourse
Learn about how delegates to the Constitutional Convention were civil.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2939, Civil Discourse
Learn about civil discourse in a democracy.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2938, The Role of Government
Learn about Americans' relationship with government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2937, Opportunities and Perils in the Information Age
Learn about social media's influence on civic awareness.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2936, Electronic Communications and Participation
Learn about technologies influence on citizens.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2935, A Nation of Immigrants
Learn about America's great diversity.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2934, E Pluribus Unum
Learn about the beginnings of a diverse society.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2933, Demographic Change
Learn about America's ever-evolving demography.