Democrats vs Republicans on Slavery A new political party After passing all these pro-slavery laws, in May 1854, a number of anti-slavery Democrats in Congress formed a new political party to fight slavery. Other anti-slavery members who joined them were from the Whigs, Free Soil advocates and Emancipationists. They wanted to gain equal rights for black Americans. The name of that party? They called it the Republican Party. Which party held the most slaves? The Democrats or the Republicans? If the story is true. The Democrats were for Slavery and passed laws that held Blacks into Slavery until the Civil War. The Republican party was formed and Lincoln freed slaves with the proclamation. Why do we today support and hold tight to our original slavers? Why cant Republicans show they were the party of civil rights and win the African American vote away from the Democrats? If today the Republicans started to champion civil rights and started helping African Americans grow economically . Would African American switch camps. Are we for sale to the lesser of evil at the any given moment? http://ms-dee.hubpages.com/hub/History-of-Democrats-vs-Republicans-on-Slavery# =========================== http://www.ask.com/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford Slave or citizen? The Dred Scott Case occurred in 1857 and resulted in slaves not having the ability to become citizens in the United States. Portrait of Dred Scott Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether slave or free, could not be American citizens and therefore had no standing to sue in federal court, and that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the federal territories acquired after the creation of the United States. Dred Scott, an African American slave who had been taken by his owners to free states and territories, attempted to sue for his freedom. In a 7–2 decision written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the Court denied Scott's request. For only the second time in its history the Supreme Court ruled an Act of Congress to be unconstitutional. How this happened is a miscarriage of justice. It was already known Eliza Emerson leased Dred Scott and his family out as servants for three years. Her inheritance papers showed she owned the Scott's when her husband U.S. Army Surgeon Dr. John Emerson died in the Iowa Territory in 1843.