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The decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford of 1857 was a dismissal, on technical grounds, of the plaintiff's right to sue for his freedom. The Supreme Court found that African-American...

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

Decisionedit]. Cover sheet summarizing the disposition of the case. The Supreme Court ruling was handed down on March 6, 1857, ...

Dred Scott decision - Mar 06, 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 ...
By Femi Lewis , GuideMarch 8, 2012 Public Domain. On March 6, 1857, the United States Supreme Court upheld the rulings of lower courts in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. In its ruling the court stated that African-Americans--whether freed or enslaved--wer... More »
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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 ...

Dred Scott v. Sandford - Library of Congress

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 ...

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 ...

The Dred Scott Decision []

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 decision | law case |

Feb 10, 2015 ... Legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 1857, ruled (7–2) that a slave (Dred Scott) who had resided in a free state and territory ...

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Q: What was the Dred Scott decision?
A: The Supreme Court ruled that any person of African descent, whether slave or free, was not a citizen of the United States.  Furthermore, because Dred Scott was ... Read More »
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