Dred Soctt was born a slave in Virginia. Then He was sold to Dr. John Emerson. When he was with Dr. Emerson he did a lot of traveling.
When Dred Scott and his family moved to Wisconsin Dr.Emerson died. Dred asked Dr. Emerson's wife to become a free man. She said no. Then Dred Scott filed a lawsuit.
Dred Scott went to the Supreme Court for this case. He sadly lost the case .
Chief Justice Roger B. Taney said that Scott didn't have the right to sue because he was not a citizen. He also said thatCongress could not ban in the territories because slaves are property and property is protected by the 5th Amendment