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Dred Scott

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Dred Scott
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.61

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    supporter, majority, slavery, lawsuit, illegal, country, constitutional, slave, shocked, hopeful, exactly, citizen, along, freedom, allow, lead
     content words:    Supreme Court, Dred Scott, Wisconsin Territory, Chief Justice, Roger B., United States, Missouri Compromise, African Americans, Even Frederick Douglass


Dred Scott
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     No one in the country could get along. People in the North were arguing with people in the South. The members of Congress could not get along. Americans started to look toward the Supreme Court. They hoped that the judges could answer the question of slavery once and for all.
 
2     In 1857, the Supreme Court ruled on a case that had to do with slavery. Dred Scott had been a slave for many years. At first, he had lived in Missouri. Then his owners had moved to Illinois. At one point, his owners moved to the Wisconsin Territory. Slavery was not legal there or in Illinois. After they went back to Missouri, Scott's owner died.
 
3     Lawyers helped Scott file a lawsuit. The lawyers said that Scott had become a free man. This had happened when he lived in an area that did not allow slavery.
 
4     The case went all the way to the Supreme Court. It was titled Dred Scott v. Sanford. People waited for the judges' decision. When it came, the South was thrilled. Those that lived in the North were shocked.

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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
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