Dred Scott v. Sandford
What did the case entail? What was it about? Which amendment?
This court case was about the slave Dred Scott, Dred was purchased in Missouri and then brought to Illinois, which is a free non-slave state. Him and his owner moved to Minnesota where slavery has been prohibited, then the slave owner died and Dred sued the person to whom he was left with, saying he isn't a slave anymore because he was free after living in that state. The Supreme Court said that Dred Scott was not a citizen of the state which they later decided that he was not a free man. The Dred Scott decision was overturned by the 13th and 14th amendment.