Dred Scott is a slave who was born in Virginia and was sold to Dr.John Emerson in 1833. Dred Scott lived in Wisconsin in a free territory.
I want him
Eliza i'm going to died take my slaves.ugh
Dr.Emerson died,he left his slaves to his wife Eliza Irene Stanford.
I will take your slaves .
In 1846 the Scott's tried to buy their freedom from Stanford but she refused and they went to court because he lived in a territory that slavery was banned.
I want to be free
I will not let you be free
I want to sue!!
The court upheld Scott's claim however it was appealed until it reached to Supreme Court but Chief Justice Rodger B. Taney argued that Scott did not have a right to sue in court because he was not a citizen.
You can't sue,you don't have the right
Taney wrote that Scott had no rights and privileges of an american citizen. Congress could make no laws that took property away from people.This ruling troubled many people and made others made.