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Dred Scott v.Sandford
Updated: 2/19/2020
Dred Scott v.Sandford
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  • Impact of the Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court Case.
  • By Lanoy Bounvilai
  • Dred Scott was a slave in Missouri.
  • He stayed in Illinois (free state) and in the Louisiana Territory, where slavery was forbidden by the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
  • When he returned to Missouri, he filed suit in Missouri court for his freedom, saying that his residence in free territory made him a free man. When he lost, he bought a new suit in federal court saying that no slaves could be a citizen.
  • Taney ruled that the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was unconstitutional and foreclose Congress from freeing slaves and that slaves were property under the Fifth Amendment, any law that would deprive a slave owner of that property was considered unconstitutional.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford impacted American History because it stirred up conflicts and issues between slavery and slaves having freedom. How the Congress said slaves have no rights.
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