Mr. Dowling
Dred Scott




Dred Scott was a slave who had been taken by his owner into free states.

Scott claimed that being in free states had made him a free man. He sued for his freedom.

1856-The Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott was not a U.S. citizen. As a result, he could not sue in U.S. courts.

Also:
Slaves were property

Congress did not have the power to outlaw slavery in any territory.
The Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional.


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