Dred Scott's Case

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Imagine you were a man who wanted to be free, to be with your family for the rest of your life. This is not such a hard thing to imagine today. But now imagine you were a black man that was born in 1799 in the state of Virginia. There is a man by the name of Dred Scott who wished for him and his family to be free. Little did he know his case would be a milestone in American history, and a large reason why our country went into a civil war under President Abraham Lincoln. Furthermore the premise on which the 14th amendment was written. The case that will be discussed in this essay is one of the more infamous cases in American history. Had it gone the other way our country would most likely not look the same as it does today. This case is a
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