Comic Project: Dred Scott

Comic Project: Dred Scott

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  • Antony Sosa Chad Johnson Figueroa the Human
  • ff f How did Dred Scott's case make a difference with the slave issue in America?
  • July 4, 1776 American Revolution
  • 1820 The Missouri Compromise is passed in Congress
  • Yes this house in The Wisconson territory is perfect we'll stay here for a while.
  • 1857 Dred Scott's Case reaches U.S Supreme Court
  • I once lived in a free territory
  • April 12, 1861- May 9, 1865 Civil War
  • Dred Scott was an enslaved man, his slave owner Dr. John Emerson was a war surgeon.
  • I was living in a free territory which means I am no longer a slave
  • Dr. Emerson and Dred Scott traveled in Illinois and the Wisconsin territory.
  • This is it...
  • Dr. John Emerson died and Scott became widows slave.
  • In 1846 Dred Scott sued for his freedom in the Missouri State Supreme Courts.
  • Missouri Supreme Courts overturned his case but he kept fighting, 11 years later his case reached the United States Supreme Court.
  • Cheif Justice Roger B. Taney, from a slaveholding family in Maryland, wrote the majority opinion in Dred Scott's decision in 1857, Which ultimatly said Mr. Scott was not free
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