dred scott case


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  • Chloe Popowich
  • The supreme Court established Missouri Compromise Missouri became a slave state in 1821
  • 1821
  • 1821
  • 1789
  • 3 years later
  • 1857
  • No! You are still a slave!
  • I sue you, Missouri State Courts, I became free when lving in free terriotory.
  • What is the Dred Scott Case?
  • The widow is mourning the death of Dr. John Emerson an army surgeon. Scott became the slave of his widow.
  • 1. Are you a citizen? Only citizens are allowed to sue federal court. 2. Living on free soil does not make you free. 3/ the constituanality of prohibiting slavery n parts of Lousiana Purchase.
  • I want to sue in the federal court! The Missouri court has failed me, but I believe I do have freedom.
  • No. he is not a citizen. African Americans slave or free are not citizens under the U.S. Consition. SO you have NO right to file suit in federal case. Dred Scott may live on free soil it doesn't make him free. He has to follow Missouri, the slave state, laws.
  • 11 years later (1857) The case begins
  • The court noticed some problems with the case.
  • But.......
  • The MIssouri Compromise 36/30 line is unconsitutional because of the restriction on slavery in the north. Congress can not prohibit taking slaves into federal territory. They also have no right to ban slavery in any territory.
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