The outcome persisted through a few courts and eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court, whoever choice incensed abolitionists, offered energy towards the anti-slavery movement and served being a stepping stone to your Civil War.
Who Had Been Dred Scott?
Dred Scott came to be into slavery around 1799 in Southampton County, Virginia. In 1818, he relocated together with owner Peter Blow to Alabama, then in 1830 he relocated to St. Louis, Missouri — both slave states — where Peter went a boarding home.
A free state, and then to Fort Snelling in Wisconsin Territory where the Missouri Compromise had outlawed slavery after Blow died in 1832, army surgeon Dr. John Emerson purchased Scott and eventually took him to Illinois. […]