what was the effect of dred scott v stanford?

The effects of Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1857, The Sumner Brooks Affair, John Brown and Harper's Ferry, and Uncle Tom's Cabin on the reputation of the South and slavery.

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  • AJ
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    8 years ago
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    Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), also known as the Dred Scott Decision, was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent (both slave and free) were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens. Since passage of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the decision has not been a precedent case, but retains historical significance as it is widely regarded as the worst decision ever made by the Supreme Court.

    For the first time since Marbury v. Madison, the Court held an Act of Congress to be unconstitutional.

    Although the Supreme Court has never explicitly overruled the Dred Scott case, the Court stated in the Slaughter-House Cases that at least one part of it had already been overruled by the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, which begins by stating, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

  • ketron
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    4 years ago

    The commonality between Scott and Roe is easy: judicial activism. The courtroom had no corporation ruling in the two. i think of your assessment isn't honest. Slave proprietors weren't immoral on the time of their possession. suited or incorrect, it particularly is the way it became carried out. Abortionists are a distinctive beast. on an identical time as I oppose abortion, the abortionists are no longer defeated by using speaking like this.

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