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Alyssa Keck A. NAME OF CASE DRED SCOTT v. SANFORD United States Supreme Court B. FACTS 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. C. ISSUE WHETHERA SLAVE BE CONSIDERED A CITIZEN AND IS ENTITLED TO ALL THE RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, AND IMMUNITIES GIVEN TO CITIZENS UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION? D. HOLDING NO, SLAVES ARE NOT CITIZENS UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. E. RATIONALE 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

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