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Dred Scott v. Sandford


Decision[edit]. 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 - 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 | law case | Britannica.com


Feb 15, 2016 ... 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 ...

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 v. Sandford | Oyez


A case in which the Court decided that slaves who were descendants of American slaves were not citizens of the United States under Article III of the ...

Missouri Digital Heritage: Dred Scott Case, 1846-1857


In its 1857 decision that stunned the nation, the United States Supreme Court ... All of this was the result of an April 1846 action when Dred Scott innocently ...

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 ...

Our Documents - Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)


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 the ...

Our Documents - Transcript of Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)


The decision, therefore, that the judgment of the Circuit Court upon the plea in .... It is agreed that Dred Scott brought suit for his freedom in the Circuit Court of St.

Dred Scott Decision - American Civil War


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.

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 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 | HistoryNet


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 ...