Dredd scott

Dredd scott

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  • Claire Boughton Dredd Scott case red block3\ 3
  • Dredd scott was born a slave in virginia
  • He then got sold to Dr.John Emerson. John then took him to Wisconsin territory where slavery was banned.
  • When Emerson died, he gave the slaves to his wife. Scott tried to buy thier freedom but she refuesd. Scott then sued the supreme court using the argument that since he had already lived on territory where slavery was banned he and his family should be legally free. 
  • I refuse !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Court declared that people of African american heritage are not citizens. Cheif Roger Taney argued that Scott did not have the right to sue the court since he was not a citizen.
  • Taney  wnet on and declared  that congress  could not ban slavery in the territories because 'slaves are propety" and property is protected by the 5 th amendment.
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