The Dred Scott Decision Explained: US History Review

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A focused video lecture explaining the Supreme Court case, Scott vs Sandford (1857), better known as the Dred Scott Decision. In this 12 minute video we look at the facts of the case, the court's rational and decision and most importantly the immediate and important effect this court case had on the nation as it slid towards Civil War. Topics also include the Missouri Compromise, John Brown, The NW Ordinance, The Compromise of 1850 and the election of Abraham Lincoln. HipHughes History videos are meant to be focused and easy for students of history of all ages to understand as well as engaging and fun. Be sure to check out the other 230 video lectures at and subscribe for free! Go directly to the US for Dummies Playlist here

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