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The Dred Scott Decision

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The Dred Scott Decision

By

Tammy L. Lasher

Academic American History (SS06A) January 19,2004

I. Dred Scott Decision A. Was an important ruling by the Supreme Court that had a great deal of influence on the

slavery issue.

B. The decision declared that no blacks could be Citizens of the United States. C. The decision also said that slavery could not be prohibited in any United States Territories

by Congress. D. The decision led the North one step closer to entering the Civil War.

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II. The life of Dred Scott

A. Scott was born into slavery in Virginia around 1800.

B. In 1830 Scott was sold to John Emerson in St. Louis and then moved Scott to Fort Snelling. C. Scott married a slave named Harriet Robinson at fort Snelling. D. Scott and his wife had two daughters .

III. Events leading to the Supreme Court

A Scott sued Emerson's widow...

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