Dred Scott v. Sanford Shaylah Rice And Taylor Farris
Parties Involved • Defendant: Sanford • Plaintiff: Dred Scott • Prosecution: Dred Scott said he was free after traveling to a state where slavery wasn’t legal . • His case reached the supreme court by an appeal.
Constitutional Issues Involved • The supreme court ruled in favor of Sanford. • The Supreme Court Interpreted the 5th Amendment rights (individual rights)
High Courts Opinion • In every case after it the judge could say that a black man or woman is not free because of Dred Scott v. Sanford • There are no other cases involving slavery that are recorded, but the Dred Scott case was overturned because of the 13th and 14th amendment. • Section 1 and 2 of the 13th amendment; neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime, shall exist within the US, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.