Dred Scott v. Sanford

Dred Scott v. Sanford

The Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sanford was issued on March 6, 1857. On May 14, 1857, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech discussing the Dred Scott Decius on the anniversary of the American Abolition Society. In March 1857, in one of the most controversial events preceding the American Civil War (1861-65), the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford.  

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