Learning Exercise

The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the trials of the alledged conspirators continues to leave unanswered questions. The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators attempts to resolve those unanswered questions.
Course: United States History

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Instructions: CLICK "go to the material." SCROLL down to the bottom of the page. CLICK "Famous Trials." CLICK "The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators." READ "The Trial of the Lincoln Assassinations Conspirators" by Douglas Linder. Answer the following questions: 1. Who were the ten conspirators?, 2. Why was there a military instead of a civilian trial?, 3. What do the trial excerpts say about the movides of each of the conspirators?, 4. What did John Surratt write in his 1870 account?, 5. Why wasn't John Surratt convicted?, 6. Did each of the conspirators receive a fair trail?, 7. What was the verdict for each conspirator and what was th sentence for each one?, 8. What happened to John Wilkes Booth?, 9. Were all the conspirators found?

Technical Notes





Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth; Lincoln Conspirators.

Learning Objectives

To discuss who was and was not involved in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.