Dred Scott

Dred Scott

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  • Dred Scott was born as a slave in the late 1700's. Scott was owned by an army doctor named  John Emerson
  • Scott would visit many different places with Dr. Emerson, during this time he fell in love and gotten married 
  • While in Illinios Dr. Emerson he died, Scott tried to buy him and his family's freedom from the now widowed Eilza Emerson. 
  • Here lies John Emerson
  • Dred Scott offered Mrs. Emerson money for him and he's family's freedom but she declined,
  • Scott takes her to court for this considering that they were in a free state. He was set free for a year but was made a slave once again.
  • The Scotts went back to court for their freedom but this time they needed proof. Mr. Emerson's brother said that he was the owner of the Scott since he lived in a state that alowed slaver
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