Decision. Cover sheet summarizing the disposition of the case. The
Supreme Court ruling was handed down on March 6, 1857, ...
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 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 Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sandford was issued on March 6,
1857. Delivered by Chief Justice Roger Taney, this opinion declared that slaves ...
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
All of this was the result of an April 1846 action when Dred Scott innocently made
... Initially, Scott's case for freedom was routine and relatively insignificant, like ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Dred Scott We think they are before us. The plea in abatement and the judgment
of the court upon it, are a part of the judicial proceedings in the Circuit Court, ...