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by Andrew Hamilton
A GOOD PICTURE of the legal mechanics of American Territorial expansion in the period from the founding of the Republic to the Civil War emerges in the historic Supreme Court slavery decision Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393-633 (1857) (“Dred Scott”). By a vote of 7-2 the Court ruled…
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