Dred Scott

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Noun1.Dred Scott - United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave stateDred Scott - United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
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Supreme Court's notorious 1857 decision in Dred Scott v.
It negated the infamous Dred Scott decision of 1857, which held that neither slaves nor their descendants could ever become citizens.
Its purpose was to nullify the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision of 1857, when held that African-Americans, whether slaves or free, could not be citizens.
Consider that Ferguson happened not far from where Dred Scott brought his initial claim to assert his claims to citizenship," says Lisa A.
Moreover, he makes a good case that Buchanan's use of the Dred Scott decision was contradictory.
Douglas initially endorsed the Dred Scott decision of 1857.
Williams, Jr, "Prudence Crandall's Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v.
Liberty Counsel founder Mat Stayer compared the marriage equality decision to the infamous Dred Scott ruling.
The similarity of this to the rationale of the Dred Scott decision in the United States written in the 1850s by President Andrew Jackson's appointed Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney is striking.
Interestingly, Chief Justice Roger Taney--who later ruled in the Dred Scott case that a black man, even a free black man, can never have access to federal courts--signed on to Story's opinion in the Amistad case granting the Africans their day in court, a court that included full jury trial.
Contributors offer fresh interpretations of Buchanan's actions and policies related to the secession crisis, the Dred Scott case, the Brigham Young situation, and foreign relations.