Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 US 393 (1857), also known simply as the Dred Scott
case, was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on US labor
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Citation: Judgment in the U.S. Supreme Court Case Dred Scott v. John F.A.
Sanford, March 6, 1857; Case Files 1792-1995; Record Group 267; Records of
"Dred Scott, a man of color, respectfully states. he is claimed as a slave." (Petition
to Sue for Freedom, 6 April 1846). Initially, Scott's case for freedom was routine ...
Dred Scott Decision summary: Dred Scott was a slave who sought his freedom
through the American legal system. The 1857 decision by the United States ...
From the 1780s, the question of whether slavery would be permitted in new
territories had threatened the Union. Over the decades, many compromises had ...
The Supreme Court decided the case in 1857, and hastened the start of the Civil
War. When the first case began in 1847, Dred Scott was about 50 years old.
Dred Scott decision, formally Dred Scott v. John F.A. Sandford, legal case in
which the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 1857, ruled (7–2) that a slave (Dred ...
Introduction. In 1846, Dred Scott and his wife Harriet filed suit for their freedom in
the St. Louis Circuit Court. This suit began an eleven-year legal fight that ended ...