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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Exploring Constitutional Law
Submitted by: William Paquette on Aug 04, 2009
Date Last Modified: Aug 04, 2009
Title: The Chicago Seven Trial
Description: The Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968 became a violent encounter between Anti-Vietnam War protesters and the authorities. This site examines these events and the trail of the leaders in the protest movement.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 3-4 hours.
Topics: Chicago Seven; Vietnam War; Lyndon Johnson.
Course: U.S. History
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To review the events at the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1968 and the Anti-Vietnam War Crisis of the Johnson presidency.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: CLICK "go to material." SCROLL down to the bottom of the page. CLICK "Famous Trials." CLICK "Chicago Seven Trial." READ "A Trial Account." Answer the following questions: 1. Who were the Chicago Seven?, 2. What were Yippies?, 3. What happened in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic Convention?, 4. Why were the Chicago Seven indicted and what were the charges?, 5. Summarize the prosecution's arguments, 6. Summarize the defense arguments, 7. What roles did Norman Mailer and William Kunstler play in the trial?, 8. Was Judge Julius Hoffman impartial?, 9. Was the trial fair?, 10. Why was the verdict appealed and on what basis?, 11. What happened to the Chicago Seven?
Assessment: Paper.
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