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Question:

Which statement correctly states the main point of the argument made by the 96 congressmen?

A The federal government does not have the power to get involved in education, which is a matter the Constitution leaves to the states.
Explaination

Their argument is one of states’ rights that holds that the federal government has no authority to get involved in education. Although Brown v. Board of Education required public school integration, the 96 congressmen avoid arguing the case for or against racial integration (The racial integration of schools is not required by the Constitution) much as Southerners during the Civil War period tried to make states’ rights the issue rather than slavery. The congressmen do not go so far as to say states should disobey the Supreme Court decision (States should disobey the Supreme Court decision because it violates the Constitution) or that the Fourteenth Amendment should be repealed (The Fourteenth Amendment should be repealed).