Bleeding Kansas and Dredd Scott
A Story of Popular Sovereignty and Slavery
What is Bleeding Kansas
Dred Scott vs. Sanford
Dred Scott Interview
Tobias Roberts: Hello Mr. Scott, I'm from the local news. There is a seat right there for you.
Dred Scott: Thank you, Mr. Roberts.
TR: So Mr. Scott, what do think about the wonderful weather we have been blessed with?
DS: It is very nice weather, considering where we are.
TR: Yes, yes indeed. How do you feel about the case today?
DS: I feel confident, yet upset.
TR: Why is that so?
DS: Because I should not even have to go to court to let people decide whether I should be free.
TR: Thank you Mr. Scott, we'll see you after the case is decided.
After the Case
Tobias Roberts: Well Mr. Scott, it looks like the assembly did not go very well.
Dred Scott: Well, that's because hings didn't go well.
TR: Would you mind telling us what happened?
DS: Sure, why not. When I pleaded my case, Justice Taney said, "Blacks, slave or free could not become citizens, nor could I become free just by passing North of the Missouri Compromise line." As you can imagine, I was outraged. First I was sold as property, and then declared never to be a citizen.
Sanford's Hired Thug: Time to go Scott, Sanford's gonna put you to work when we get back. By the way you'll still have to fill the quota.
DS: Please, no, don't let them take me!