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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 - Wikipedia


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 ...

Dred Scott decision - Mar 06, 1857 - HISTORY.com


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 ...

Dred Scott decision - PBS


Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case was finally brought before the ...

The Dred Scott Decision [ushistory.org]


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

Dred Scott v. Sandford: Primary Documents of American History ...


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 ...

Dred Scott decision | law case | Britannica.com


Mar 25, 2014 ... 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 ...

The History Place - Abraham Lincoln: Dred Scott Decision


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 ...

Dred Scott v. Sandford | Oyez


... III of the Constitution. The Court also used the decision to strike down the Missouri Compromise. ... Dred Scott was a slave in Missouri. From 1833 to 1843,  ...

Dred Scott Decision - AmericanCivilWar.com


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.