Dred Scott

South wanted Slavery and the North wanted freedom

Dred Scott v. Sandford

*Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847

*Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case was finally brought before the United States Supreme Court. In what is perhaps the most infamous case in its history, the court decided that all people of African ancestry -- slaves as well as those who were free -- could never become citizens of the United States

*Born around 1800

*Scott went to trial in June of 1847, but lost on a technicality

*It raised some Abolitionists and from slavery