Contents: 1) Background 2) Effects 3) Significance
Dred Scott Decision by: Trey K and Kaushik N
Dred Scott was a slave whose owner had taken him into Illinois and the wisconsin territory. He sued in court because he was in a free state and was still a slave. At the end, he lost his trial because he wasnt a citizen and slaves were considered property
The decision made during this case clearly affected the Civil War. The North and abolitionists were displeased with the decision, and the idea to return runaway slaves. However, contrarily, the south was very happy to get the slaves back. This case also showed the divergingopinions in the nation.
The case was a "landmark case" in that it drew a clear line of how the government stood on the issue of slavery. It also inflamed passions in American politics surrounding the issue of slavery, later clearly indicated in the Elections of 1860.