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Dred Scott Case- Justice vs Jurisdiction Justice v Jurisdiction Research Paper on Dred Scott v Sandford Written by Charles Hallmark Described as being poorly educated indigent feeble and ill prone Dred Scott seemed consistent with societys definition of the black slave However he was an articulate man who changed our society and American standards Married to Harriet Scott with four 4 children Dred wanted to provide his family with a sense of dignity and decency that a free mans status would warrant him He was the cause of a change in how society viewed Negroes In this research paper you will find out why Dred Scott v Sandford made every black man ask themselves the question am I free or have I been deprived of my freedom Nonetheless if you read on I can offer you a complete and accurate depiction of Dred Scott v Sandford and the repercussions that it had upon our society John and Irene Emerson were the owners of Dred Scott However Peter Blow was the former owner John took Scott from Illinois a free state to Missouri a slave state Scott lived in free soil for approximately four 4 years Dred Scott demanded his freedom because he felt that he was a resident now of Illinois If this were accurate then Scott had to be free because it was free soil The case later became known as the Dred Scott v Sandford At first the case was taken into a federal court with John Emerson as the defendant Scott had lost the case in the state court Shortly thereafter John Emerson died Mrs Emerson now a widowed wife left Dred Scott with John Sanford who was a New York citizen John Sanford was sued with the help of the Blows family in a federal court Eventually the case was appealed in the Supreme Court Roger B Taney which you will learn later had an integral impact on the decision Read
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