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A momentous decision is an important decision or a decision of great consequence that may affect a certain group of people to a certain extent or it may affect the majority of people in many different ways A momentous decision could also be an important decision that affects the majority of the population during that certain time period or maybe affects the future populations to come Another point of view of a momentous decision is a once in a lifetime event that happens even if its in a fiction book Examples of momentous decisions vary greatly on topics and time periods A few examples are the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan Huckleberry Finns deciding he would rather go to Hell then betray his friend Jim Rosa Parks decision not to move to the back of the bus King Lears decision to divide his land the famous court trial Roe vs Wade the Dred Scott decision Romeo and Juliets decision to be a couple Solidaritys decision to resist the government of Poland Aung San Suu Kyis decision to resist the government of Myanmar Martin Luthers decision to nail his Ninety-five Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Cathedral the decision of the New York Times to publish the Pentagon Papers Richard Nixons decision to visit China etc As shown in the examples above there were many momentous decisions during the past that have affected that certain time period or might even affect present or future time periods as well One of the many momentous decision that affected the mid19th century 20th century and probably many more centuries to come is the Dred Scott decision The Dred Scott Decision was an important ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States on the issue of slavery The decision which was made up in 1857 declared that African American free or slave could claim United States citizenship It also stated that Congress could not
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