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Question

As a senator, Lincoln feared that the eventual result of the Dred Scott decision would be that

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  •  slavery would became legal everywhere
  • Answer:

      He feared that slavery could spread into the free-states.

    Explanation:

      The Dred Scott decision was a United States Supreme Court case in which a slave demanded his freedom because he had been in two free states before returning back to Missouri. The Supreme Court decision declared that as a slave Dred Scott was not considered a U.S. citizen. As a non-citizen, he had no right to sue in a Federal Court.

      Lincoln reacted with disgust to the ruling and publicly speak out against it.

      I hope this answer helps you.

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