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Dred Scott Case

Format: Streaming
Length: 5.18
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned

Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom. His case ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court, and became a tipping point, leading to the Civil War.

Discussion Question:

Why did the Dred Scott case become a "tipping point" for the North, and make them finally care about slavery in a way they hadn't before?

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