Hi, my name is Dred Scott and I am a black slave. The state that I moved to was a free state, I moved to get away from slavery but they told me I wasn't and still considered a slave .
What Happened ?
They told me I was still a slave because I wasn't considered a citizen, so I had to go against it. I Eventually went to court after a very long time and fought for my case.
Outcome / Impact
Once I got into the court room they basically immediately shut me down because I was a slave. I was still considered property so they believed the case was unconstitutional. My case became important because it contributed to the divisions that helped lead Abraham Lincoln's election and the Civil War