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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

Historic Trials

The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850. It was also where Virginia Minor's case for a woman's right to vote came to trial in the 1870s.

Follow these links to learn about the Dred Scott trial and the Virginia Minor trial from Bob Moore, JNEM Historian.

Dred Scott
Virginia Minor

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