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Learning Exercise: The O.K. Corral Trial

Title:
The O.K. Corral Trial
Material:
Description:
The shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona is legendary. This trial attempts to set the record straight based on primary sources.
Course: U.S. History

Info

Submitted by:
William Paquette
Date Last Modified:
August 03, 2009

Exercise

Instructions: CLICK "go to material." SCROLL down to the bottom of the page. CLICK "Famous Trials." READ "The Earp-Holliday Trial" by Douglas Linder. Answer the following questions: 1. Who was Wyatt Earp?, 2. Who was Doc Holliday?, 3. Who were Billy Clanton, Tim and Frank McLaury, and Johnny Behan?, 4. What Tombstone laws were broken?, 5. What happened at the O.K. Corral?, 6. Why was a trail held after the shootout?, 7. Summarize the testimony for the slain men, 8. Summarize the testimony for the Earps, 9, What was the Judge's decision in the trial?, 10. Were the Earp Brothers justified in doing what happened at the O, K. Corral?, 11. Compare and contrast the Earp and Clanton versions of the events?, 12. Did the slain men get a fair trial?

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School

Topics

The Old West; Arizona; Wyatt Earp.

Requirements

None.

Learning Objectives

To examine one of the significant events in the settlement of the West between law enforcement agencies and reputed outlaws.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental Activity
  • Unsupervised

Assessment

Paper.

Technical Notes

None.