President James Buchanan Directly Influenced the Outcome of the Dred Scott Decision

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"President James Buchanan thought that a binding Supreme Court decision legitimizing slavery would bring the country together."

Complete Article:
Smithsonian Magazine, March 6, 2017
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smar...pJobID=2083949126&spReportId=MjA4Mzk0OTEyNgS2
For this, and many other reasons, he is rightfully considered the worst President.

On a side note, Taney saying that blacks were not and could never be citizens, was a slap in the face to those northern states where blacks were citizens.
 
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