Dred Scott Case

Dred Scott Case

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  • Since me and my family came back from Illinois and the Fort Snelling Territory, we are automatically free!
  • Well we, the Missouri Supreme Court, say that legally you are still a slave
  • The Missouri Supreme Court
  • But I was just in free territory!
  • I am John Sandford and I own you now!
  • But we, the federal court, are applying the Missouri law that says you are still a slave
  • The federal court
  • I am demanding freedom for my family once again!
  • I am Chief Justice Taney, and I say that slaves aren't US citizens, and the Missouri Compromise is unconstitutional
  • The Supreme Court
  • But I am free!
  • Apparently I am not a citizen and cannot sue in court, so my case was dismissed
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