Dred Scott was born 1799 in Southern County, Virginia
*baby crying* Waaaahhh
Dred Scott worked for Dr.Emerson who was an army medic
Dr. Emerson took Scott to Rock Island,Illinois, a free state in the North. Four years later Emerson and Scott returned to Missouri and Emerosn died.
Scott sued Emerson’s widow in a Missouri court. He petitioned the court to declare him a free man because he had previously resided in a free state and a free territory.After many months of debate, the Supreme Court ruled against Scott in a 7-2 vote
increased tensions between north and south led to civil war