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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However, one court decision derailed this adjustment and led to the US civil war: the Dred Scott decision in 1857 wherein the US Supreme Court declared that the slave Dred Scott could not sue in US courts by virtue of his being black.
If so, they should devote particular attention to Baltimore's removal of the monument to Chief Justice Roger Taney of the Supreme Court, the author of the infamous Dred Scott decision that fed national divisions before the Civil War.
Taney authored the infamous 1857 Supreme Court decision of Dred Scott vs.
Like Dred Scott, hundreds of people of color in St Louis refused to be mute witnesses to their participation in the migration and settlement, and memorialized their stories in correspondence, newspapers, and legal writ, which included hundreds of lawsuits for freedom filed by slaves in the St.
But by the 1850s--a depressing decade that began with the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act and ended with the Dred Scott decision--a number of black activists began to consider voluntary emigration to Haiti or Central America.
Some famous people highlighted include Dred Scott, Thomas Jefferson, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and Abraham Lincoln.
It is all the more marvelous for its failure to mention the Declaration of Independence and the Dred Scott decision.
Carhart will be assigned its rightful place in the history of this Court's jurisprudence beside Korematsu [which upheld the wartime internment of American citizens of Japanese descent] and Dred Scott.
Synopsis: Though declared a piece of property by the US Supreme Court, Dred Scott insisted on telling his own story, on speaking freely.
Ultimately, the legal demarcations they created laid the groundwork for "the Monroe Doctrine, the Dred Scott decision, US westward expansion, and late nineteenth-century interpretations of international law and overseas imperialism" (p.
Supreme Court's notorious 1857 decision in Dred Scott v.