black history month: dred scott
Dred Scott was a slave who, in 1848, sued for his freedom based on his residence in a territory where slavery had been banned by the Missouri Compromise. The case, also known as Dred Scott v. Sandford, went to the Supreme Court, which decided in 1857 that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional and that blacks had no rights under American law.
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Dred Scott was a slave who, in 1848, sued for his freedom based on the fact that he was a person and not property. Scott was taken to court by his former owner, Peter Blow, and argued that he had been illegally enslaved. Scott's case then went to the Supreme Court where he was denied his freedom. The Supreme Court ruled that slaves were not people and therefore could not sue for their freedom.
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