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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 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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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 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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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 ...

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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 ...