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Historically Significant Court Cases in American History

Primary Sources and Trial Transcripts

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1692Salem Witchcraft Trials

1735John Peter Zenger

1741Negro Plot Trial

1770Boston Massacre Trials

1807Burr Conspiracy Trial burr/burrtrial.html

1839Amistad Trials

1859John Brown Trial

1862Dakota Conflict Trials

1865Lincoln Assassination Trials

1865Henry Wirz Trial (Andersonville Prison)

1868Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

1873Susan B. Anthony Trial

1881Charles Guiteau Trial

1886Haymarket Trial

1893Lizzie Borden Trial

1907Bill Haywood Trial

1907Harry Thaw Trials (Stanford White Murder)

1907Sheriff Joseph Shipp Trial

1911Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial

1913Leo Frank Trial

1921Black Sox Trial

1921Sacco and Vanzetti

1921Fatty Arbuckle Trials

1924Leopold and Loeb

1925Scopes Trial

1925Sweet Trials

1931Scottsboro Boys

1935Richard Hauptmann (Lindbergh Kidnapping) Trial

1945Nuremberg Trials

1949Alger Hiss Trials

1951Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

1954Sam Sheppard Trials

1967Mississippi Burning Trial

1969Chicago 7 Trial

1970My Lai Courtmartial of Lieutenant William Calley

1970Charles Manson Trial

1976Patty Hearst Trial

1977Randall Adams “Thin Blue Line” Trial

1977Leonard Peltier Trial

1982John Hinckley, Jr., Trial

1987McMartin Preschool Trial

1987Bernhard Goetz Trial

1988Kelly Michaels Trial

1991William Kennedy Smith Trial

1992Rodney King Beating Trial

1993Ruby Ridge (Weaver) Trial

1994West Memphis Three Trials

1995O.J. Simpson Trial

1997Oklahoma City Bombing Trial (Timothy McVeigh)

1999Clinton Impeachment Trial

2006Trial of Zacarias Moussaoui

2006Enron (Lay and Skilling) Trial

2013George Zimmerman (Trayvon Martin) Trial

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