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Slave States: Supreme Court and Confederate President

slave states: Subscribe here, according to Rabble. Well, Jefferson Davis didn't collude with a foreign power, either. This article originally appeared at The Los Angeles Times. That said, the U.S. senator turned Confederate president did lead a blood-drenched rebellion against his country to enshrine the right of whites to enslave blacks. America's darkest moments haven't come when foreign powers have nosed around in our affairs. Without any assistance from other nations, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney declared in the Dred Scott decision that African Americans, whether in slave states or free, had no rights as citizens. ( As reported in the news.