Project for social studies for leading events to civil war project
Life As A Slave
Cut the grass, pluck the cotton. I will give you dinner since you are my favorite
I was born into slavery and I still have to do work. Thank you for dinner!
Traveling To Wisconsin and Ilinois
We are going to move to Wisconsin and live there for a couple of months.
Okay, sir. Finally, I will be able to live in a free state!
A Chance For Freedom
I don't want to die. What will happen to my wife?
He is dying! I can sue him for my freedom!
I'm sorry. You owner is has little time left in life.
Dred Scott was born into slavery and has been an enslaved person for most of his life. He was his slave owner's favorite slave.
Missouri Court Ruling
Mr. Scott can become a free man because he has lived in a free state.
As he was his slave owner's favorite, he got to travel around with him. He lived in Ilinois with his owner for some time. He also moved to Wisconsin, which is a free state, and lived there.
Supreme Court Ruling
Dred Scott didn't win since he is property and now Congress can't stop slavery.
Yes, he should not win. He doesn't belong here!
In Wisconsin, his owner had died and Scott was a free man as he was living in Wisconsin at the time. With lawyer's help, Dred Scott was able to sue the owner's wife for his freedom.
Helped the Civil War
We are the Southerners and I love this plan!
He took his case to court. The name of the court was Dred Scott v.s Sandford. This ruling said that Scott can become a free man because he was free in Wisconsin and he lived there. This case went to the Supreme Court.
WHAT! That is not fair to me and my husband!
Thank you so much! I love my life a lot!
By this time, many people found out about this case. In the end, Congress said that Scott cannot make a lawsuit because he was not a citizen, he was a slave and property of another person. Congress also said that they cannot control where slavery is within the territories.
This is not fair to Dred Scott! He should win this case!!
This Supreme Court ruling brought more conflict within the country. The Northerners felt that it was outrageous that Congress could not stop slavery anywhere, and that went against the Missouri Compromise. The Southerners were very happy because now slavery would be allowed anywhere. Overall, the Dred Scott case helped cause the Civil War