Cause and effect essay on the Dred Scott decision
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... Dred Scotts Landmark Decision Dred Scott was born in Virginia as a slave. He was allowed to marry by Emerson, something that slaves were not allowed to do. After the death of Emerson, his wife, Eliza Irene Emerson went ahead to hire out Scott, but did not pay him anything, and this is what triggered Scott in his struggle to buy his own freedom. After several attempts to seeking justice in a court of law, it was declared that they were legal slaves, who could not seek justice, while they were not in a free state. The court’s final ruling was that he could not get justice there since he was a slave and that blacks could not, in any way, mix with whites, either in political or social relations. This...