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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Commonwealth v Hunt

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The Massachusetts Supreme Court made an important ruling in Commonwealth v Hunt (1842) by decreeing that:

A

Native Americans had no claim to land sold years before, even if the treaties were not signed by tribe members with the authority to do so.

B

Fugitive slaves could not be recaptured in Northern states.

C

Women who illegally voted were legally liable to face punishment, not their husbands.

D

Puritan religious laws, though technically violating separation of church and state, were still legal.

E

Labor unions had the right to negotiate contracts, as long as their tactics were "peaceful".