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Dred Scot Decision Jasmine Perez

Dred Scott Decision

  • Slave in the state of Missouri
  • His master had to more to free state of Illinois and then to the free territory of Wisconsin
  • He believed on free soil for a very long time
  • The Army ordered His Master to go back to Missouri

How Dred Scott Decision Led to Civil War

  • Scott had gotten Abolitionists lawyers to help him sue for claiming he should be free since he lived on free soil for a long time
  • This went all the way to the United States Supreme Court They told him that he could not be free, that he was property.
  • Southerners approved the Dred Scott decision believing Congress had no right to prohibit slavery in the territories.
  • Abraham Lincoln reacted with disgust to the ruling and was spurred into political action, publicly speaking out against it.
  • Dred Scott decision had the effect of widening the political and social gap between North and South and took the nation closer to the brink of Civil War.


Since I was not in school the day we did this assignment I took notes on The Dred Scott Decision so that was how I got all my information