Article Title

The Dred Scott Decision.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Sun

Publication Date

3-10-1857

Publication Place

Baltimore,Maryland

Event Topic

Dred Scott

Political Party

American

Region

slave state

Quote

the United States Supreme Court decides the unconstitutionality of the Missouri compromise act, and rules that a colored man cannot be a citizen of the United States

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

We give this morning, on our first page, the opinion of Judge Taney, and an abstract of the opinions of Judges Catron and Nelson in the Missouri slave case of Dred Scott, by which the United States Supreme Court decides the unconstitutionality of the Missouri compromise act, and rules that a colored man cannot be a citizen of the United States.-- These opinions will be read with interest, and therefore, in view of the importance of the questions decided and thus set at rest, we willingly give up so much space to their insertion. The opinions of Judges McLean and Curtis, taking a view which is directly the opposite of these opinions, we have not yet seen.

Edited/Proofed by

Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by James Cash

Identifier

mdbsds570310a

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The Dred Scott Decision.

the United States Supreme Court decides the unconstitutionality of the Missouri compromise act, and rules that a colored man cannot be a citizen of the United States