Unformatted text preview: a lot of people from the north moved to Kansas. At this time, popularity sovereignty decided whether a state would be a free or pro-slave state. Pro-slavery people from Missouri went to Kansas illegally to vote and make it a pro-slavery state. They also burned the capital at Lawrence. Due to this act, the disharmony between the North and the South grew. Dred Scott, a slave born in Virginia, claimed he was free because he was living in Fort Armstrong which was a free place. However, the court said that Dred Scott couldn’t sue because he wasn’t a U.S citizen. It was also declared that Congress could not ban slavery because the constitution protects it. Dred Scott was later set free by someone who bought him....
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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