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Dred Scott was the name of an African-American slave. He was taken by his master, an officer in the U.S. Army, from the slave state of Missouri to the free state of Illinois and then to the free territory of Wisconsin. He lived on free soil for a long period of time. When the Army ordered his master to go back to Missouri, he took Scott with him back to that slave state, where …

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…his right to freedom, and also that some things do not apply to him because he was a man of color. There statements are self-contradictory because he is indeed a man regardless of his color, and they both state that a man should not be deprived of his right to freedom. Although both philosophers have self-contradictory statements about this topic of slavery and freedom, the Supreme Court made there decision based on there own perspectives.