InterpretingtheConstitution - JaelTeora Mr.Gibbs U.S.ModernHistory .Itwasaburningissue .Thedisputeled tosecession,

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Jael Teora Mr. Gibbs U.S. Modern History 10/15/15 Interpreting the Constitution Slavery was one of the major issues that was going on at that time. It was a burning issue that led to the disruption of the union. The dispute led to secession, and secession brought about a war in which the Northern and Western states and territories fought to preserve the Union, and the South fought to establish Southern independence as a new confederation of states under its own constitution. Dred Scott was a slave who sought citizenship through the American legal system, and whose case eventually ended up in the Supreme Court. The famous Dred Scott Decision in 1857 denied his request stating that no person with African blood could become a U.S. citizen. This caused a lot fury amongst the African people. Besides denying citizenship for
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  • Winter '16
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  • History, slavery debate. Abolitionists, famous Dred Scott, U.S. Modern History, territories. Additional territories

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