• Video
  • September 06, 2019

Dred Scott v. Sandford

The 1857 Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford inflamed sectional tensions over slavery and propelled the United States toward civil war. In this video, Khan Academy host Kim Kutz Elliott discusses the case with scholars Christopher Bracey and Timothy Huebner.

The National Constitution Center and Khan Academy partnered to create a series of nonpartisan videos explaining the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and major Supreme Court cases, enlisting the expertise of Interactive Constitution scholars.

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