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After defeating the Confederacy in the US Civil War, the United States passed the 13th Amendment, which officially abolished slavery, and the 14th Amendment, which delineated the rights of citizens in the US. The Supreme Court did not actually reverse the ruling, although it acknowledged the change in a case in 1873.

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What are some characteristics about Dred Scott?

What are some characteristics of Dred Scott

Who was dred scoot?

The Dred Scott decision electrified the the nation. chief justice Roger B. tanry said the Dred Scott was still a slave.

Who was Dred Scott's Master?

dred scotts master was dr. john Emerson

Who is a slave who sued for his freedom and lost before the civil war?

Dred Scott v. Sanford, 60 US 393 (1857)AnswerDred Scott sued for his freedom.The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in defendant John Sanford's favor, returning Dred Scott and his family to slavery. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered the Opinion of the Court that held slaves, former slaves and descendants of slaves could never be US citizens.AnswerThat was Dred Scott. He should have claimed his freedom while he was on free soil, but he was brought back into slave country, and tried to claim his freedom when his status was subject to debate. This caused immense trouble - and arguably started the Civil War.For more information, see Related Questions, below.

What years did the Dred Scott decision take place prior to the Civil War?

The Dred Scott decision or Dred Scott v. Sandford, took place in 1857. His case was based on the fact that he and his wife Harriet Scott were slaves, but had lived in states and territories where slavery was illegal, including Illinois and Minnesota (which was then part of the Wisconsin Territory). Dred Scott lost the case when The United States Supreme Court ruled seven to two, on the grounds that he, nor any person of African ancestry, could claim citizenship in the United States, and that therefore Scott could not bring suit in federal court under diversity of citizenship rules.

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What did the supreme court ruling the dred Scott case establish?

The ruling in the Dred Scott case allowed slave owners to take their slaves with them into the Western territories of the United States.

What was the difference between dred Scott and a mule?

According to Chief Justice Roger Taney's ruling on the Dred Scott case. Nothing is the answer. Dred Scott is just as much property as a mule.

What was the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case?

That Scott had no right to argue in court

What did the supreme. court rule in the dred Scott case?

The ruling in the Dred Scott case allowed slave owners to take their slaves with them into the Western territories of the United States.

Who was chief justice of the US for the dred Scott ruling?

Roger B. Taney was the Chief Justice of the United States during the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. He delivered the majority opinion in the case, which ruled against Dred Scott's petition for freedom.

What was the ruling that blacks were property and did not have the rights as white people?

It was Dred Scott v. Sandford in 1857.

What supreme court ruling said that blacks could not become citizens of the US?

Dred Scott v. Sandford,* 60 US 393 (1857)*Sandford is misspelled in the court documents; the respondent's real last name was Sanford.

Who was the supreme court justice that made the ruling in the Dred Scott case?

The ruling in the Dred Scott case was made by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who declared that African Americans, whether enslaved or free, were not considered citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court.

What effect did Dred Scott court case have on Dred Scott's freedom and on The Missouri Compromise?

The Dred Scott case decision in 1857 by the US Supreme Court did not actively effect the 1850 Missouri Compromise. The Compromise had been negated by the Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854.What was effected was the Court's ruling that the US Congress could not pass legislation on slavery. Slavery was property and was constitutional according to the ruling of the Court. Scott never became a freeman.

Is Dred Scott single?

No, Dred Scott is not single.

What problems might result from the supreme court's ruling in the Dred Scott court?

That all black people are banned from this country.

What problems might result from the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dred Scott case?

That all black people are banned from this country.