Compare And Contrast Carney And Dred Scott Research Paper

I did both William Carney and Dred Scott because they are both hard working men that were both in slavery for a good amount of time. They both fought for the freedom of themselves and other slaves. I found both of these men to be interesting and educational.
William Carney born into slavery on February 29, 1840, in Norfolk Virginia. William usually worked out in the fields with his father, and his mom worked in the master’s home. As William was growing up, his minister helped him with his schooling as a secret. “Father William Sr. had escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad, He had tried to gather enough money to buy his family’s freedom.” (Helm) His father finally purchased his wife and son out of slavery in January 1, 1850. After they were free they moved and settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
After William was free he wanted to become a priest, but instead he joined the Union Army because they were trying to…

Emerson’s widow. The next year the Missouri Supreme Court Decide to retried the case. In an 1850 retrial the St. Louis court ruled that Scott and his family were free.” Two years later the Missouri Supreme Court stepped in again, reversing their decision.Scott and his lawyer the brought the case to to federal court. “In 1854, the circuit court upheld the decision of the Missouri Supreme Court.” “After losing again in the federal district court, they went to the Supreme court in Dred Scott v.s Sandford.”(Wikipedia) Dred Scott had an argument that since he was in Illinois on free soil he should become a free citizen.” (Wikipedia) Scott claimed that him and John Sanford, who lived in New York, were citizens from different states. “The justices of the Supreme Court were biased regarding slavery. Seven of them had been appointed by pro slavery presidents, and five were families the owned slaves.”…