Chapter17 - Dred Schott vs. Sanford 1857 A case involving...

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Dred Schott vs. Sanford 1857 A case involving slavery. Dred Schott was a slave and was taken into free territory by Sanford. Abolitionists were on his side and gave him legal advice. Dred decided that he was going to sew for his freedom. Since he has been taken to a free territory than he should freed. Sanford is saying Schott is my property. Due process states that he has a right to own his property. Sanford wins the case. The courts said Dred Schott is a slave and crossing into a free territory does not automatically sets him free. The court also said Dred Schott was not even a citizen and had no ability to even sue since he was a slave. -The court also ruled the Missouri compromise was unconstitutional. Was a federal law that band slavery north of Missouri’s border. Congress has no authority to say what area is free. -This was a huge set back for the abolitionists. 1) Plessy vs. Ferguson was a Louisiana case dealing with. 1905 a) Jim crow laws b) Systematic segregation c) Ferguson was the attorney general of Louisiana d) Plessy argues that the 14 th amendment is being violated because of the equal protection clause. Which says that it’s unconstitutional when a law is passed it
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Chapter17 - Dred Schott vs. Sanford 1857 A case involving...

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