The Dred Scott Case Scott v Sanford The Narrator is Dred Scott, a slave who was denied his freedom and decided to go to court to sue for his and his family's freedom
Why don't we talk about this later.
While Scott and his family were traveling through free states, those being Illinois and Wisconsin, his owner, Doctor Emerson, died on the travels.
Slaves are not truly citizens, they are nothing more than property!
After his owner died Scott tried to buy him and his family out of slavey, but they were denied
And that's how we ended up here
After being denied the ability to buy his freedom out of slavery, Scott decided to try sue for his freedom. But his trial had to be rescheduled. Later Scott decided to try and sue through the Supreme Court.
Scott was denied his freedom yet again. A judge, Roger Taney even went to the length to say that slaves are not citizens of American and are nothing but property and have no right to sue.
The reason why this was such a large part of why the Civil War began is that it completely denied what the Missouri Compromise stood for. When this happened the North and the South began to argue between each other about whether or not a slave should or should not have rights.