If this is a free state, I have the right to be free too!
Your honor, I BOUGHT HIM he is my PROPERTY! >:(
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 separated the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and founded their border. It acted against the Missouri Compromise by allowing slavery in recently Louisiana Purchase land (Kansas).
Jhon Brown was a true believer and activist in antislavery. He, however, believed that the only way to enforce these beliefs onto the rest of the country, was by using violence and aggression.
Dred Scott was an inslaved black man who after living with his masters in the South, was moved to the North with them. He claimed that since he now lived in the free states, he should be free as well. The court ruled that his claim was incorrect since he is "property" of his owner's.