Dred Scott VS. Stanford

Dred Scott’s master takes Dred Scott to the north where slavery was banned. Dred Scott sued his master so he could become free.

Stanford says that a slave could never sue there master. This made the north very mad and 7 years later lead to the civil war.

In the end Stanford won the court case due to the fact that at the time people in the south believed african american people were not citizens. They believed that they were property. This clearly upset the people in the south.

It affected the laws of the country because it made it seem like black freedman or slaves could never be citizens.

It effected the culture of the country because slavery was tolerable in the south and not in the north.


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