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The Dred Scott Case had a huge impact on the United States as it is today The Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments have called it the worst Supreme Court decision ever rendered and was later overturned The Dred Scott Decision was a key case regarding the issue of slavery the case started as a slave seeking his rightful freedom and mushroomed into a whole lot more65 The reason why Dred Scott decided to pursue his freedom is unknown but there are a couple theories For example it is believed that most likely Scott decided to bring his case to court after years of talks with other slaves that had done the same Herda 30 This shows that Scott was not an ignorant uninformed man and had reason to believe he could obtain freedom for himself and his family This also shows that he took a long look at the issue before making the decision to sue for his freedom In addition he may have also been convinced by several talks with his old friends the Blows who were sympathetic to his troubles Herda 30 This shows that his previous owners turned friends the Blows may have been a major influence being Scotts staunch supporters throughout his life This also shows that the Blows encouragement on top of other slaves actions may have been what finally convinced Scott to pursue the suit for his freedom In conclusion several factors convinced Scott to sue for his freedom including the opinion of his previous owners the Blows188 It is also possible that his original lawyer Samuel Mansfield Bay saw opportunities for a large reward due to his services to Scott and initiated litigation For example some feel that Bays object was to pave the way for a suit against the Emerson estate for the twelve years wages to which Scott would be entitled to Herda 29 should he win the case This shows that money could have been the
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