Read about Dred Scott, the famous slave who sued in court for his freedom. Find out what the Supreme Court’s ruling meant for all slaves. Includes biographies, primary documents, and newspaper editorials from the time period. There are links to eThemes Resources on the Civil War, slavery, and the Missouri Compromise.
This Missouri Secretary of State site offers lesson plans and primary documents about the Dred Scott case. Read about two previous freedom suits and learn how these findings applied to the Dred Scott case. The reading level is for older students.
These sites have information about the Civil War and slavery. Learn about the inception of American slavery, the life of a slave, the Underground Railroad, the Missouri Compromise, and the John Brown raid. See currency from the Confederacy with slaves on it. Includes links to other eThemes Resources about the Civil War.
These sites are about the Missouri Compromise and its influence on the United States. Find out about Henry Clay and his role in this decision. Includes maps and some online quizzes. Includes a Missouri Heritage video about Missouri becoming a state, plus links to eThemes Resources on the Civil War.