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Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) Image Ownership: Public Domain The Dred Scott v.
Sandford case (1857) was the most important slavery-related decision in the United States Supreme Court’s history. Coming on the eve of the Civil War, and seven years after the Missouri Compromise of 1850, the decision affected the national political scene, impacted the rights of free blacks, and reinforced the institution of slavery. The Missouri Compromise was an agreement passed in 1820 between the pro- and anti-slavery factions in Congress, primarily addressing the regulation of slavery in the Western Territories. Dred Scott v. Sandford: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) Library of Congress Web Site | External Web Sites | Selected Bibliography Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents.
The case of Dred Scott in the United States Supreme Court. The full opinions of Chief Justice Taney and Justice Curtis, and abstracts of the opinions of the other judges; with an analysis of the points ruled, and some concluding observations. Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style: United States Supreme Court, Dred Scott, John F. The Supreme Court . The First Hundred Years . Landmark Cases . Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) The Court's decision in Dred Scott v.
Sandford, holding that blacks could not be U.S. citizens, exacerbated sectional tensions between North and South. Above, a portrait of Dred Scott. Reproduction courtesy of the Library of Congress Dred Scott v. Our Documents - Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) In this ruling, the U.S.
Supreme Court stated that slaves were not citizens of the United States and, therefore, could not expect any protection from the Federal Government or the courts. The opinion also stated that Congress had no authority to ban slavery from a Federal territory. In 1846 a slave named Dred Scott and his wife, Harriet, sued for their freedom in a St. Dred Scott v. Sandford. Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) DRED SCOTT v. SANDFORD. DRED SCOTT v.
SANDFORD, (1856) No. 38 Argued: Decided: December 1, 1856 [60 U.S. 393, 396] THIS case was brought up, by writ of error, from the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Missouri.