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Summarize the Dred Scott case with relevance to the role of law. Which amendment was ratified due to the antislavery activists? Briefly explain.

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The Dred Scott case has had the most impact on the role of law in America as it has the distinction of being the most overturned decision in the history of judicial law as well as one of the most egregious examples of judicial failure. The case involved a slave named Dred Scott who argued that he was automatically emancipated as a slave because he lived in the state of Illinois, which was federal territory wherein slavery had been outlawed ...

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This solution discusses the Dred Scott case and it's significance on the role of law in America pertaining to issues regarding slavery in the United States.