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Dredd Scott

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  • *dying noises
  • Don't die master!
  • Am I still a slave?
  • There once a slave named Dredd Scott. He started out on a farm then with his owner he move to the free land of Missouri.
  • Ha no your not your case is a waste of time
  • I'm Suing for freedom!
  • Then one day Dredd Scott's owner died from natural causes.
  • So that is why I believe I am no longer a slave
  • Hmmmmmmm
  • Dred Scott lived in a free land most of his life and once his master died he questioned if he was still a slave.
  • Nooooooooooooo
  • You have been deemed a slave to a 7-2 vote
  • So Dred Scott decided to sue to prove he is not a slave. He was denied the trial many times before it went to the supreme court. 
  • Then the supreme court finally decided to listen to his hearing and decide if he was a free man or slave.
  • The Supreme court decided he was a slave to a 7-2 vote and this was important because it was the first time in U.S history that slavery was mentioned as legal.
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