Objective Storyboard Dred Scott
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Dred Scott was owned by army surgeon Dr. John Emerson after his previous owner died.
After Dr. Emerson died, Dred Scott attempted to buy his freedom from Emerson's wife but she refused. Scott and his wife then sued for their freedom.
Yes, but no..
Dred Scott looked to the Missouri State Court and did win his case in 1850. However, this decision was overturned two years later. Dred Scott took his case to the US Supreme Court for a final decision.
The final decision was made that Dred Scott and his family would remain slaves by Chief Justice Robert B. Taney in the Scott vs. Sanford Case.
The decision made in the case outraged northerners and tensions between the northern and southern parts of the United States increased dramatically.
Dred Scott actually was freed by his original master's son by payment in 1857 but he died 9 months later but as a free man.
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