AUTHOR
Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney

PLACE/TIME
Supreme Court 1857

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
Taney was a Southern Democrat
Dred Scott lost: leading to a general atmosphere is discrimination in future generations, and to Jim Crowe Laws.

AUDIENCE
To the public

REASON
To deliver the Court's decision

THESIS/MAIN IDEA
That even free blacks didn't have an equal status.
People of African Origin could not be equal US citizens

SIGNIFICANCE
Discrimination.
Jim Crowe.
National debate on slavery swifts to one side.