DredHarrietScott:KansasNotes

DredHarrietScott:KansasNotes - Dred and Harriet Scott with...

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Dred and Harriet Scott with Justice Roger Taney, 1857 - Dred- slave in Missouri - Moved to Wisconsin (free state) with master for 2 years - Married Harriet; domestic servant - Couple returned to Missouri; had children - After their master died, thy sued Missouri court for freedom based on residency in Wisconsin - If a slave lived in a free territory for more than a year they can be given freedom - Starts in 1847; won in local courts; lose in Missouri supreme court so go to US supreme court - In 1857 case is heard by supreme court; 10 years later - Ruling: slaves are not citizens so therefore they cant sue in court and Scott’s lose claim - Scott’s eventually freed when masters widow marries abolitionist Bleeding Kansas the Sack of Lawrence, 1856 - Northern abolitionists and southern settlers all go to Kansas to give their vote; North wanted to vote for no slavery and Southerners for slavery - Have referendum to see if state is leaning towards slave or non-slave state - Votes are in higher numbers than the actual number of residents in Kansas
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