Dred Scott was born enslaved, his master was an army surgeon who wasn't around as often.
One day Dr.Emerson known as Dred's master was called to another state and he took Dred with him on his journey.
After a couple months, Dred Scott met his wife Harriet Robinson Scott. Also had two kids, after living an wonder-ful life Dred and his wife master sent out for them to return to him. The couple didn't deny the offer, and went back.
When Dred Scott master died, his master's widow wanted to take their freedom away from them. So Dred went tot he highest level of court, know as the Supreme Court, and sued the widow for him and his wife freedom.
As known Dred was living in a state where slavery shall not exist.But the widow brother lived in New York where slavery did exist. So the brother claimed the couple as his.
After a decade of fighting for him and his wife freedom. They lost the case and had to be slaves for the rest of their lives. Although they didn't win, they setted a tone around the world. Which started the Civil War.