Dred Scott Case

(also the Dred Scott decision)
a US Supreme Court decision in 1857 that a slave was not a citizen and could not begin a legal case against anyone. Dred Scott was a slave who wanted a court to say he was free because his owner took him to a free state. The Supreme Court also decided that Congress had no power to prevent slavery in new states. The case divided the nation and led indirectly to the Civil War.

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  • Dred Scott v. Sandford — Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court of the United States Argued February 11–14, 1856 Reargued December 15 …   Wikipedia

  • Dred Scott gegen Sandford — Dred Scott v. Sandford Verhandelt 11. 14. Februar 1856 / 15. 18. Februar 1857 Entschieden 6. März 1857 Rubrum: Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford Aktenzeichen: 60 U.S. 393 (1856) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dred Scott vs. Sandford — Dred Scott v. Sandford Verhandelt 11. 14. Februar 1856 / 15. 18. Februar 1857 Entschieden 6. März 1857 Rubrum: Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford Aktenzeichen: 60 U.S. 393 (1856) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dred Scott v. Sandford — Verhandelt 11. 14. Februar 1856 / 15. 18. Februar 1857 Entschieden 6. März 1857 Rubrum: Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford Aktenzeichen: 60 U.S. 393 (1856) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dred Scott Decision — /dred/. See under Scott (def. 2). * * * Dred Scott Decision «DREHD SKOT», a decision by the United States Supreme Court in 1857, upholding the right of a master in his slave as property and denying the constitutionality of the Missouri Compromise …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dred Scott — This article is about a Virginia man born into slavery. For the Supreme Court case in which he was involved, see Dred Scott v. Sandford. Dred Scott Dred Scott (1795 – September 17, 1858), was an African American slave in the United States who… …   Wikipedia

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