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  • Mia Maldonado
  • Buchanan becomes president in 1857, Two days later the supreme court issues a historic ruling about slavery.
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  • Failure of Missouri Compromise
  • Should Dred Scott be Free?
  • I dislike slavery very very much
  • Failure of Compromise of 1850
  • The court reviewed a complex case on a slave name Dred Scott.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • He's a slave! Slaves have no say!
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  • Dred Scott was the slave of an army surgeon who lived in St. Louis Missouri who died in the mid 1830s.
  • 1846 Scott sued for his freedom
  • Um.. so am I free?
  • Lincoln-Douglas debates
  • He then became the slave of the surgeons widow, soon later in 1846 he sues for freedom in the Missouri State courts claiming he had become free living in free territory.
  • you are now my slave
  • The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in his favor but Dred Scott decided to take his case to the US Supreme Court . A man named Roger B. Taney wrote the majority opinion saying Dred Scott isn't even a citizens , and only citizens have the right to file suit in federal court. Therefore, he did not win his case.
  • So should Dred Scott be free? Republicans would agree the slavery is wrong and feared it would spread , but Democrats would agree that slavery is great for the US culture. But as for Dred Scott he died a slave.
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