scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,468
Abraham Lincoln once said Slavery is founded on the selfishness of mans nature--opposition to it on his love of justice These principles are in eternal antagonism and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly followThroughout the 1850s the Southern states were in favor of slavery while the Northern states opposed it Tensions between the North and the South struck more viciously than ever before when it came to the issue of slavery for instance like the Dred Scott case So who was Dred Scott Dred Scott was a black slave who was from Missouri He claimed his freedom on the basis of seven years of residence in a free state and also in a free territory The Supreme Court had heard about what was going on and declared that not only was Dred Scott still a slave but that the foremost law guaranteeing and assuring that slavery would not enter the new Midwestern territories of the United States was unconstitutional America had soon been aware of this case and as a result they went wild So what really happened What are the facts of this case Who won this case What precedent was established by the decision How did the precedent shape United States history These are a few questions that people ponder uponBefore 1863 the Constitution protected slavery and made equality impossible in the sense in which we use the work today The inferior status of African Americans was established just a few years before the outbreak of the Civil War in the infamous Dred Scott v Stanford case This disagreement began in 1833 when Dr John Emerson who was a surgeon with the US Army acquired Dred Scott a slave They eventually relocated Scott to a base in the Wisconsin Territory Slavery was forbidden in the territory following the Missouri Compromise Scott lived there for about four years He hired himself out
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA