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IN THE 1850s, IF YOU OWNED A SLAVE AND TOOK HIM TO A FREE STATE/TERRITORY, WAS HE THEN FREE?. OBJ: Analyze the impact of Dred Scott and Lecompton Constitution and the sectionalization of the nation over slavery. THE DRED SCOTT CASE (1857). Slave brought from MO to IL/WI then back to MO

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in the 1850s if you owned a slave and took him to a free state territory was he then free

IN THE 1850s, IF YOU OWNED A SLAVE AND TOOK HIM TO A FREE STATE/TERRITORY, WAS HE THEN FREE?

OBJ: Analyze the impact of Dred Scott and Lecompton Constitution and the sectionalization of the nation over slavery.

the dred scott case 1857
THE DRED SCOTT CASE (1857)
  • Slave brought from MO to IL/WI then back to MO
  • Sued his owner for his freedom
    • (lived in free state for a time)
the dred scott case 18571
THE DRED SCOTT CASE (1857)
  • ISSUES- Is a slave a citizen? In other words, can he sue?
  • Did residence in a free state end a slave’s status as a slave or was a slave a slave no matter where he was?
  • Role of President Bucky
    • Used political “pressure”

to influence decision

the dred scott case 18572
THE DRED SCOTT CASE (1857)
  • DECISION: Chief Justice Roger B. Taney
  • Afr-Ams were “a subordinate and inferior class of beings with no rights which the white man was bound to respect”
  • 5th Amendment protected property – slaves were property
lecompton constitution 1857
LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION (1857)
  • KS Constitution/application for statehood protected slavery
    • Either unlimited slavery or protection of slaveholders currently living there
  • Free-Soilers

outnumbered

pro-slavery 10-1

lecompton constitution 18571
LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION (1857)
  • Pres Buchanan endorsed Lec Const to appease South
  • Southern Dems got him nominated/elected
  • Said Free-Soilers were overreacting to 200 slaves in KS
lecompton constitution 18572
LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION (1857)
  • Sen Douglass blew up at Bucky– endorsing it voided pop sov
  • Another vote called for – Lec Const defeated (again)
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