Supreme Court Case: Aiden Creery (Dred Scott v. Sandford)

Supreme Court Case: Aiden Creery (Dred Scott v. Sandford)

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Dred Scott thought he had freedom, but he wasn't granted it. He tried to sue, but he wasn't able to since he wasn't a citizen.

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  • Finally I will be free!!! 
  • Quit playin' around John, get up
  • Bye Bye
  • Whatchu mean "bye bye" sit yourself down.
  • This girl won't let me leave, she bouta catch these hands 
  • John F. A. Sandford died, so Dred Scott, his slave, thought  that he had earned his freedom. 
  • You lost bro BAHHHHA
  • bruh
  • John F. A. Sandford's wife refused to let Dred Scott have his freedom, he needed to act back.
  • YES!! We figured it out
  • Dred Scott wanted his freedom, and since Mrs. Sandford wouldn't give it to him he was going to sue her.
  • Dred Scott lost the case by a 7-2 vote (John F. A. Sandford won). He lost because the supreme court ruled that only citizens of the united states are able to sue.
  • Under Articles III and IV, argued Taney, no one but a citizen of the United States could be a citizen of a state, and that only Congress could confer national citizenship.
  • This supreme court case was important because it stated that only citizens of the united states could be citizens of the state, and that only citizens are able to sue.
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