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Ben CavanaughRed AM Day BDred Scott Project
Dred Scott was a slave to an army surgeon named Dr. John Emerson.
Dr. Emerson took Dred Scott to free states and territories, which he didn't understand.
Scott thought that if he lived in an area where slavery was forbidden, he would be free, so he sued the Emerson family (John Emerson had recently died).
His case went all the way to Supreme Court.
Although, the chief justice, Roger B. Taney, refused Scott's case and stated that slaves can't be freed just like that. He said slaves are property, and Scott didn't even have the right to sue.
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