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The Dred Scott Decision

The Dred Scott Decision (also known as 60 US 393) was a case fundamental in the United States’ history. The case was judged by no less than the highest court of America, the United States Supreme Court in 1857. The Dred Scott Decision implies that people of African descent could never be citizens of America regardless if they are slaves or not. In addition, the decision also ruled that slaves could not file a case or sue in court for the main reason that slaves were just properties of their masters hence they cannot be carried off from their masters without legal appeal (Gunderson). The aforesaid decision was made by the then Chief Justice Roger Taney. The judgment favored the…