“The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators”
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.
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Doug Linder, University of Missouri, Kansas City
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?
To discuss who was and was not involved in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
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