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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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