Dred Scott Decision

Dred Scott Decision
/dred/.
See under Scott (def. 2).

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Dred Scott Decision «DREHD SKOT»,
a decision by the United States Supreme Court in 1857, upholding the right of a master in his slave as property and denying the constitutionality of the Missouri Compromise.
[< Dred Scott, about 1795-1858, an American Negro slave, a principal in the case]

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the Dred Scott Case [the Dred Scott Case] (also the Dred Scott decision)
a US ↑Supreme Court decision in 1857 that a slave was not a citizen and could not begin a legal case against anyone. Dred Scott was a slave who wanted a court to say he was free because his owner took him to a free state. The Supreme Court also decided that ↑Congress had no power to prevent ↑slavery in new states. The case divided the nation and led indirectly to the Civil War.

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  • Dred Scott v. Sandford — n. An 1857 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled that no black person could be a citizen of the United States, that all slaves were the property of their owners and not citizens who could bring lawsuits themselves, and that the government could… …   Law dictionary

  • (the) Dred Scott Case — the Dred Scott Case [the Dred Scott Case] (also the Dred Scott decision) a US ↑Supreme Court decision in 1857 that a slave was not a citizen and could not begin a legal case against anyone. Dred Scott was a slave who wanted a cour …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dred Scott — (1795 1858) slave who appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to achieve freedom (lost the case in a court decision that sparked major controversy between the northern and southern USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

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