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Historically Significant Court Cases in American History

Primary Sources and Trial Transcripts

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1692Salem Witchcraft Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm

1735John Peter Zenger

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/zenger/zenger.html

1741Negro Plot Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/negroplot/plot1741home.html

1770Boston Massacre Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/
bostonmassacre.html

1807Burr Conspiracy Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ burr/burrtrial.html

1839Amistad Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/amistad/AMISTD.HTM

1859John Brown Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/johnbrown/brownhome.html

1862Dakota Conflict Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/dakota/dakota.html

1865Lincoln Assassination Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lincolnconspiracy/lincolnconspiracy.html

1865Henry Wirz Trial (Andersonville Prison)

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Wirz/Wirz.htm

1868Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/impeach/impeachmt.htm

http://www.impeach-andrewjohnson.com/

1873Susan B. Anthony Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/anthony/sbahome.html

1881Charles Guiteau Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/guiteau/guiteauhomelite.html

1886Haymarket Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/haymarket/Haymarke.htm

1893Lizzie Borden Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/LizzieBorden/bordenhome.html

1907Bill Haywood Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/haywood/haywood.htm

1907Harry Thaw Trials (Stanford White Murder)

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/thaw/thawhome.html

1907Sheriff Joseph Shipp Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/shipp/shipp.html

1911Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/triangle/trianglefire.html

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/

1913Leo Frank Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/frank/frankmain.html

1921Black Sox Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/blacksox/blacksox.html

1921Sacco and Vanzetti

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/SaccoV/SaccoV.htm

1921Fatty Arbuckle Trials

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/arbuckle/arbucklelinks.html

1924Leopold and Loeb

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/leopold.htm

1925Scopes Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm

1925Sweet Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/sweet/sweet.html

1931Scottsboro Boys

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/scottsboro/scottsb.htm

1935Richard Hauptmann (Lindbergh Kidnapping) Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Hauptmann/Hauptmann.htm

1945Nuremberg Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/nuremberg/nuremberg.htm

1949Alger Hiss Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hiss_links.html

1951Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/rosenb/ROSENB.HTM

1954Sam Sheppard Trials

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/sheppard/Sheppard.htm

1967Mississippi Burning Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/price&bowers/price&bowers.htm

1969Chicago 7 Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Chicago7/chicago7.html

1970My Lai Courtmartial of Lieutenant William Calley

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/mylai/mylai.htm

1970Charles Manson Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/manson/manson.html

1976Patty Hearst Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hearst/hearsthome.html

1977Randall Adams “Thin Blue Line” Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/rdadams_links.html

1977Leonard Peltier Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Peltier.html

1982John Hinckley, Jr., Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hinckley/hinckleytrial.html

1987McMartin Preschool Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/mcmartin/mcmartin.html

1987Bernhard Goetz Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/goetz/goetzhome.html

1988Kelly Michaels Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Michaels.html

1991William Kennedy Smith Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/KennedySmith.html

1992Rodney King Beating Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lapd/lapd.html

1993Ruby Ridge (Weaver) Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/weaver/weaverhome.html

1994West Memphis Three Trials

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/memphis3/memphis3home.html

1995O.J. Simpson Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Simpson/simpson.htm

1997Oklahoma City Bombing Trial (Timothy McVeigh)

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/mcveigh/mcveightrial.html

1999Clinton Impeachment Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/clinton/clintonhome.html

2006Trial of Zacarias Moussaoui

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/moussaoui/moussaouihome.html

2006Enron (Lay and Skilling) Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/enron/enronhome.html

2013George Zimmerman (Trayvon Martin) Trial

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/zimmerman1/zimmermantrial.html

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