Dred Scott(1799 – September 17, 1858) Amanda Gaudet
Events that Lead to this • was a slave in the United States who sued unsuccessfully in St.Louis, Missouri • Tried to sue for his freedom in the Dred Scott vs. Sandford case of 1857 • His case was based on the fact that he and his wife Harriet Scott were slaves • he followed his master Dr. John Emerson and lived in states and territories where slavery was illegal
Impact of event • the United States Supreme Court ruled seven to two against Scott • they decided that he or any person of African ancestry could claim citizenship in the U.S. • Scott could not bring suit in federal court under diversity of citizenship rules • Scott's temporary residence outside Missouri did not affect his emancipation under the Missouri Compromise, reaching that result would keep Scott's owner from his property
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Dred Scott Timeline • Year Event • 1795 Dred Scott is born a slave • 1846 Scott sues for his freedom • 1847 The Dred Scott case begins • 1857 The case goes to the Supreme Court • 1857 Supreme Court rules slaves can be taken into any state • 1858 Dred Scott dies of old age.
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