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Scott vs Sandford, 60 U.S. 393, 19 How. 393; 15 L. Ed. 691; 1856 WL 8721; 1857

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On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that all blacks of African descent living in the United States—slaves as well as free persons—could never become citizens. It also invalidated the Missouri Compromise of 1820, thereby permitting slavery in every federal territory. The verdict in the case, written by Chief Justice […]

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