Dred Scotts Case


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  • Gabriel Cruz
  • Dred Scott was sold to John Emerson in 1832
  • Who was Dred Scott? and what did he do?
  • John Emerson dies in the Iowa Territory in 1843
  • 1832 Dred Scott Was Sold to Emerson
  • 1843 John Emerson dies
  • 1850 Scott is granted a new trial
  • 1853 Dred Scott sues again for his freedom
  • 1854 The Supreme Court rules in Sanford's favor
  • Scott tried to buy his freedom from Emerson's widow but she refused to let him free
  • No I refuse to let you free!
  • Me and my family have earned the money to buy our freedom!
  • Dred Scott decides to sue Emerson's widow for him and his family's freedom
  • I have been a slave for far to long and I am going to sue Emerson's wife
  • Dred Scott was successful at first against Emerson but the decision of the court was overturned because they should have sued earlier because they were still legally slaves.
  • In conclusion The Supreme Court ruled in Sanford's favor because since no African american could have the right to sue because no African american could be a citizen.
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