Dred scott

Dred scott

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  • Dred Scott was a slave to his master in Missouri. 
  • Get back to work
  • You are my servant now
  • When Scott's master died he was purchased by John  Emerson.
  • Scott and Emerson traveled in the free states of Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • Scott thought that he should be free because his owner died in a free state.
  • When Emerson died Scott  became property of Emerson's wife.
  • The circuit courts ruled that Scott was a free man but the Supreme Court changed the decision.
  • You are a Free man.
  • Judge Roger Taney ruled that any person of African descent is not a citizen of the U.S.
  • You are not free.
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