Dred Scott: Darren Foster


  • Dred Scotts first owner was an officer in the U.S.Army,from the slave state of Missouri,free state of Illinois,and free territory of Winsconsin.
  • In 1832 Scotts owner passed away leaving him with abolitinist lawers that sued for his freedom.
  • Scott claimed that he should be free because he has lived on free soil for most of his lifeuntill he went back to
Missouri.
  • Dred Scott did not know his date of birth like most slaves.
  • Scott's Master Peter Blow tried to keep Scott in freedom until he got invivited to missouri to fight.
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  • Scott became great friends with Peters chilldren.
  • dred asked supreme court for freedom with the abolishinist
  • what scott tried to do did not succeed.
  • d.jpgpeople did not want to sit by dred in court because of his color
  • scott became a slave because he was born a slave.
  • to be a slave you have to be born into slavery.
  • if you were black then you were born into slavery.
  • people put pennies on top his memorial.external image main.jpg
  • it was said that in roman times peoples souls payed for the ride to heaven.so it was the same with Scott
  • The Blow family moved twice 1st to a cotton field in Huntsville,Alabama and later to St.Loius.
  • when Peter Blow passed away Scott was sent to another owner named Dr.Emerson.
  • In 1843 Dr. Emerson died leaving him with Irene Emerson.
  • And in 1846, Dred Scott filed a lawsuit against Irene Emerson in the courthouse in St. Louis,(because irene kept trying to sell scott and harriet) claiming he was a free man by virtue of the fact that Dr. Emerson had, for extended periods of time, taken him to parts of the country where slavery was outlawed.
  • When Dred Scott originally filed this lawsuit asking for his freedom, it was not an unusual thing to do.
  • In the Dred Scott v. Sanford Sanford is Dr.Emersons wife so when Emerson died Irene took care of Scott treating Scott and harriet like chattel and then the court Pierre Chouteau the most famous case in Dred Scotts life.

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  • John Emerson's army career took him all over the place, and Dred Scott followed him to army bases in both slave states and free territory.
  • Dred Scott would have gone free then, like many slaves who had filed similiar lawsuits before him, had it not been for one important thing: Irene Emerson appealed the case to the Missouri Supreme Court.
  • Irene Emerson appealed the case to the Missouri Supreme Court.
  • Dred Scotts former owners son Miacheal Blow later freed him in his slave lifein 1857.
  • The most important thing about Scott was that he was not included as a citizen because he was black he wasn't really a slave because he lived on free soil longer than in slavery states but he still faught for his freedom. people put pennies on top his memorial. it was said that in roman times peoples souls payed for the ride to heaven.so it was the same with Scott.He passed in1858 a free man.

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