Sound Smart: Dred Scott Case

In this very short [two minutes, thirty seconds] video, Matt Pinsker gives us the essential details of the Dred Scott case, a landmark Supreme Court case that was a major milestone on the road to civil war.

Social Studies teachers may want to consider using this video in class.

The video’s description reads, “Historian Matthew Pinsker presents a quick rundown of the story of Dred Scott, a slave who sued for his freedom, leading to one of the Supreme Court’s most infamous decisions.”


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