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  • Dred Scott Decision
  • Impact of the Dred Scott Decision
  •  The Supreme Court decision
  • The Dred Scott decision was the culmination of the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford, one of the most controversial events preceding the Civil War. 
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 
  • The decision of the court was read in March of 1857. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney -- a staunch supporter of slavery -- wrote the "majority opinion" for the court. It stated that because Scott was black.
  • Supreme Court decides Dred Scott case, March 6, 1857
  • The question is simply this: Can a negro, whose ancestors were imported into this country, and sold as slaves, become a member of the political community formed and brought into existence by the Constitution of the United States, and as such become entitled to all the rights, and privileges.
  • The financial assistance
  • Statutes regarding refugee slaves existed in America as early as 1643 and the New England Confederation, and slave laws were later enacted in several of the 13 original colonies
  • On this day in 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that all African Americans living in the United States — slaves as well as free persons — could never become citizens. It also invalidated the Missouri Compromise of 1820, thereby permitting slavery in every federal territory.
  • . Scott believed that he deserved freedom in the Free states and territories.  The legal arguments about his cases were based on the previous cases like Rachel v. 
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