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what did the supreme court rule in the dred scott case.

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    aka Dred Scott vs. Sanford,
    In what is perhaps the most infamous case in its history, the court decided that all people of African ancestry -- slaves as well as those who were free -- could never become citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court. The court also ruled that the federal government did not have the power to prohibit slavery in its territories. Scott, needless to say, remained a slave.

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    thanks i have more.
    why did dred scott sue emerson what was his goal.
    how do you think the political desicions over slavery affected dred scotts chances of winning this case.

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    These sites will give you the information on that question.

    http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/dred.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford

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