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Learning Exercise: The Leo Frank Trial

Title:
The Leo Frank Trial
Material:
Description:
Leo Frank was tried and convicted in Georgia. Was he guilty of the crime or convicted in the realm of public opinion and executed by lynching because he was Jewish? This site explores these issues.
Course: U.S. History

Info

Submitted by:
William Paquette
Date Last Modified:
August 04, 2009

Exercise

Instructions: CLICK "go to material." SCROLL to the bottom of the page. CLICK "Famous Trials." CLICK "Leo Frank." READ "Leo Frank Trial." Answer the following questions: 1. Who was Leo Frank?, 2. What was he charged with?, 3. Where was the murder committed?, 4. Who was killed?, 5. What were the key pieces of evidence?, 6. Who were the witnesses for the prosecution and what was their evidence?, 7. Who were the witnesses for the defense and what was their evidence?, 8. What role did the news media play in shaping public opinion?, 9. What was the verdict?, 10. Why was the case appealed and what was the appeals verdict?, 11. Did Leo Frank get a fair trial?, 12. What happened to Leo Frank?, 13. Why was clemency given Leo Frank and when?, 14. Who committed the murder if it wasn't Leo Frank?, 15. What role did anti-Semitism play in the trial and the fate of Leo Frank?

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School

Topics

Leo Frank; Civil Rights; Atlanta, Georgia; Jews.

Requirements

None.

Learning Objectives

To evaluate whether or not the U.S. Criminial Justice system works fairly or is subjected to prejudice based on ethnicity.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental Activity
  • Unsupervised

Assessment

Paper.

Technical Notes

None.