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mar 6, 1857 - Scott v Stanford

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Scott was a slave that moved into the free state of Illinois and Wisconsin. His owner died and his widow wanted him back. Scott tried during her saying that he was a free man. The court however voted 7-2 in favor of the slave owner. But later his widow married an antislavery Massachusetts politician and freed Scott.

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Landmark Cases - Civics (Justin Schuette)

Date:

mar 6, 1857
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~ 161 years ago

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