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jan 1, 1857 - Dred Scott Case

Description:

- slave and social activist who served several masters before suing for his freedom.
- Verdict was that as a slave Scott is not a citizen ( property instead) & could not sue in the federal court
- Court ruling basically stated africans has "no rights which the white man was bound to respect" & rejected the right of territories to ban slavery with in its border.

CAUSE OF CIVIL WAR:
-Led to hardening of anti-slavery attitudes
- reversed compromise of 1850, Missouri compromise & Kansas-Nebraska Act
-decision favored by slaveholders in south
outraged people in the north
greatly influenced the nomination of Lincoln

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Date:

jan 1, 1857
Now
~ 164 years ago

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