This is Dred Scott. He is the slave of army doctor John Emerson, who is the man behind him. Emerson travels for his work, and Scott always must goes with him.
Being a slave is miserable, but at least I get to travel for Mr.Emerson's work. I'm in Illinois! Wait, Illinois is a free state. I have an idea...
Now that my owner has died, I am going to sue for freedom! After all, I did live in a free state- Illinois!
This is it. My case made it all the way to The Supreme Court! I hope they don't rule against me.
The Supreme Court has talked, and we have ruled that you are still a slave. Slaves are property, and, according to the Constitution, we can not take someone else's property. Anyways, slaves are not citizens. You didn't have the right to take your case to court in the first place!