Scott Vs Sandford Case Study

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The case of Scott vs. Sandford was a major factor in the movement for abolitionist. It empowered the newly republican party, and altered the constitution for the good. Till this day, U.S. colored citizens are now treated like citizens due to the Scott vs. Sandford case.

Dred Scott, a slave who was purchased by a U.S surgeon -Dr. John Emerson- who worked for the army, moved together in the Wisconsin territory which was in the northern area. During this time, slavery was banned. But Scott lived there, working for four years under Emerson. Scott was doing hard labor to buy off his freedom. In 1840, Scott got married and had children, and quickly moved to St. Louis with Emerson.

In 1843, Emerson died, leaving Scott’s family to his wife: Elia
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