Dred Scott Vs Stanford Case Study

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The Dred Scott verses Stanford was a Supreme Court case which recognized African American slaves not as people but as property. Dred Scott was an African American slave in Missouri for many years. Later he moved along with his owner to Illinois, then to the Wisconsin Territory where slavery was not allowed. After they returned to Missouri, Scott’s owner passed away. The owner’s wife took the ownership of Scott. Eventually her owner rights transferred to her brother, John Stanford. Antislavery lawyers helped Scott file a lawsuit against Stanford. His lawyers argued that because Scott had lived in a free territory, he had become a free man. After time, the case had reached Supreme Court as, Dred Scott v. Stanford. The court’s decision was very
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