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Landmark Court Cases: Dred Scott v. Sandford
Held that blacks, whether free or slaves, cannot be U.S. citizens. Consequently, they cannot sue in federal courts.
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Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), also known simply as the Dred Scott case, was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on US ...

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On this day in 1857, the United States Supreme Court issues a decision in the Dred Scott case, affirming the right of slave owners to take their slaves into the ...

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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 ...

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From the 1780s, the question of whether slavery would be permitted in new territories had threatened the Union. Over the decades, many compromises had ...

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Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years ... In 1854, the Circuit Court upheld the decision of the Missouri Supreme Court. There was ...

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The Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sandford was issued on March 6, 1857. Delivered by Chief Justice Roger Taney, this opinion declared that slaves ...

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The Court also used the decision to strike down the Missouri Compromise. ... George Ticknor Curtis for Dred Scott ... Dred Scott was a slave in Missouri.

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The Dred Scott Decision. Dred Scott was the name of an African-American slave. He was taken by his master, an officer in the U.S. Army, from the slave state of ...

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The trials of Dred Scott were the beginning of a complicated series of events which concluded with a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1857.