In this video, we'll learn about the US Supreme Court decision in Scott vs Sanford, handed down in 1857. The case ultimately rejected the idea that Black people could be citizens of the United States, and this helped entrench the institution of slavery, denied a host of rights to a huge number of people (both enslaved and free), and increased the tensions between abolitionists and enslavers.
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VIDEO SOURCES britannica.com/event/Missouri-Compromise Don E. Fehrenbacher, The DredScott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 1978). npr.org/2020/09/18/914465793/ice-a-whistleblower-and-forced-sterilization aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/immigration-detention-and-coerced-sterilization-history-tragically-repeats-itself/ The Historical Construction of Race and Citizenship in the United States - unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/8A0AE7EACD11F278C1256DD6004860EA/$file/Fredrick.pdf THIND V. UNITED STATES (1923
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