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The Dred Scott Decision

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Transcript of The Dred Scott Decision


1856
Dred Scott v. John Sanford, case number 60 US 393
The result was 7-2 in defendant John Sanford's favor
Denied because he was African American
What caused tension between the two?
THE CASE: LIABLE OR LICIT
Civil War Impact
Works Cited
"Dred Scott Case Background." Dred Scott Case Background. Univerity of Missouri St. Louis, Sept. 2004. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.

"Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)." Our Documents -. National Archives, n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2014.

"Dred Scott's Fight For Freedom." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2014.

"Primary Documents in American History." Dred Scott v. Sandford: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress). Library of Congress, 2 Dec. 2013. Web. 06 Apr. 2014.

"The Revised Dred Scott Case Collection." The Revised Dred Scott Case Collection. Washington University Digital Gateway, n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.

"This Day in Quotes." : “No Rights Which the White Man Was Bound to Respect.”. Subtropic Productions, 6 Mar. 2013. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.
EQ: Who was Dred Scott and how did he influence African Americans and the start of the Civil War?
April 1 2014
Background/Buildup
Dred Scott: Free or Slave?
What Happened?
The Dred Scott Decision

Born in Virginia in 1799 as a slave
Sold to Dr. John Emerson
Met Harriet and had 2 children
After Dr. Emerson died, Mrs. Emerson hired out Dred
Tried to purchase freedom, but then sued after denied
Demanded his freedom
Tried to purchase from owner's widow, she refused; he sued
Brought all the way to the Supreme Court
Denied because he was black
[blacks have been] "regarded as beings of an inferior order...[with] no rights which the white man was bound to respect."

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney (1777-1864)
Most Southerners favored the ruling but Northerners were outraged
Influenced Abraham Lincoln to be elected- lead to the Southern secession
American public feared that this case would set precedent for all African Americans

Lucas, Drew, Enrique, and Ben
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