Trial Examination



Use the internet for your research.

Write an explanation of the trial documents. Follow the outline below.

Be ready to present your topic to the class.


a) What was the trial about? (Complete explanation, at least 2 paragraphs)

b) What evidence (for and against) was presented in the trial? (At least 3 paragraphs, presenting evidence clearly)

c) What is your opinion of the evidence? (Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs)

d) What position and comments did the judge take during the trial? (Give quotes). Was he objective or not? Why?

e) What verdict was reached? Why was this verdict reached? What was the verdict based on?

f) Was this verdict just or unjust? Why or why not?

g) Looking back at this trial from our view point, would the same verdict be reached today? Why or why not?

h) What lesson does this trial have for us today?

i) What impact on civil rights did this ruling have?

j) Include bibliography: use at least 3 web sites. Do not plagiarize.



Include Bibliography at the end. Write the questions then each answer. 2 page minimum.