Presentation1 - Dred Scott Case-Boston Jones Dred Scott Case On March 6,1857 one of the most controversial events preceding the American Civil War the

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Dred Scott Case -Boston Jones
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Dred Scott Case - On March 6,1857, one of the most controversial events preceding the American Civil War, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. - The case had been brought before the court by Dred Scott, a slave who had lived with his owner in a free state before returning to the slave state of Missouri.
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Dred Scott Case Scott argued that his time spent in the free states entitled him to emancipation. In his decision, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, a staunch supporter of slavery, disagreed The court found that no black, free or slave, could claim U.S. citizenship, and therefore blacks were unable to petition the court for their freedom. The Dred Scott decision incensed abolitionists and heightened North-South tensions
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Dred Scott Case Dred Scott and his wife had once belonged to army surgeon, John Emerson, who had bought him from the Peter Blow family of St. Louis After Emerson died, the Blows apparently helped Scott
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