NAME OF CASE
DRED SCOTT v. SANFORD
United States Supreme Court
Dred Scott was a slave living in the slave state of Missouri. His owner took
him to Illinois which was a free state. Scott and his owner returned to
Missouri and Scott was sold to Sandford. Scott sued Sandford for his
freedom because he permanently lived in a free state for a long period of
time and claimed he was a citizen of Missouri.
WHETHERA SLAVE BE CONSIDERED A CITIZEN AND IS ENTITLED TO ALL
THE RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, AND IMMUNITIES GIVEN TO CITIZENS UNDER
THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION?
NO, SLAVES ARE NOT CITIZENS UNDER THE UNITED STATES
If they were entitled to the privileges and immunities of citizens, it
would give the negro race, who are recognized as citizens in any State of
the Union, the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased,
singly or in companies, without pass or passport, and without stopping, to