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What was the basis for Dred Scott's lawsuit?


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September 30, 2009 1:08AM

The Dred Scott case was when Dred Scott wanted to become free. His owner(master) died while he was visiting the north, and left dred to hang there. He decided since he was in the north, he could be free, and he filed a "lawsuit." Then. the Supreme Court decided he was property, and he wasn't let free. This outraged the north, but the south realized that the US government was on their side.