Dred Scott

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  • Dred Scott was a hard-working slave who was owned by Dr. Emerson.
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  • Dred Scott was a loyal slave to Dr. Emerson and relocated multiple times with him.
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  • Dr. Emerson had moved to Illinois and Wisconsin territory, which prohibited slavery. But Emerson eventually died.
  • Scott requested his freedom from Ms. Emerson- Dr. Emerson's widow- but she refused.
  • Scott ended up taking Ms. Emerson to court multiple times in hopes of gaining freedom for he and his family.
  • The ruling was that slaves were not citizens of the United States and that the Missouri Compromise, which prohibited slavery in Illinois was unconstitutional and did not have authority to stop slavery.
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