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  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION (1857) • Sen Douglass blew up at Bucky– endorsing it voided pop sov • Another vote called for – Lec Const defeated (again)