My Story Board By Nico Neal The Derd Scott Case Red Block 3
Dred Scott was born in Virginia as a slave.
And this is his owner Dr. John Emerson. Then his owner took him to Wisconsin territory where slavery was banned.
Dreds owner took him to St. Louis and several years later Emerson died. He left the slaves to his wife. The Scotts tried to buy their freedom ,but she refused.
Dred Scott thought he was a free man because he lived in free territory for years. Dred Scott tried to sue the court claiming that he and his family where legally free since they had live in territory where slavery was banned. Finaly it reached Supreme Court.
Since he was black and not a citizen he could not sue the court to be free. Dred Scott lost and remaind a slave.