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MARCH 20, 2012
Dred Scott Decision
Dred Scott led the way to the African American uprise. Dred Scott was a slave
to a doctor and his family. When the family moved to Wisconsin, no slaves were allowed
or free land. Dred decided that something should be changed. Follow Dred and his
journey to a place he thought he never would go.
Where It All Started
Dred Scott was a Mississippi slave. Dred has a hard life down south and was so
grateful when the family decides to go to Wisconsin. Dred felt that something will
Once in Wisconsin, Dred ?nds out it was not what he thought it would be. Dred is
living on free land but that does not mean he is free. Dred wonders what its like to be
free, not owned but that idea might become bigger than he thinks.
Dred goes back down to Mississippi with the doctor, but after the doctor dies,Dred is
brought back to Wisconsin.
After coming back to Wisconsin Dred desides to sue the family and widow. After
the case fails in county court, Dred takes this to supreme court were something that
wasn’t supposed to happen happens. The Supreme Court makes it a law that African
Americans are not allowed to become an American Citizen.
After The Court Decision
Dred Scott was later sold to a man who set him free. Later when Dred Scott was
free he worked hard to change that law.