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Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln.html
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12

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Details surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

A AESTHETICS:
Large pictures, graphics, movement and color are all used in this site.

A+ ORGANIZATION:
The actual links are located at the end of each paragraph and well-marked.

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REVIEW:
The author taught American history for 28 years and had his students put on a mock trial simulating the real one that followed the assassination in 1865. The site is divided into three main sections, Abraham Lincolns Assassination, the Abraham Lincoln Research Site, and the Mary Todd Lincoln Research Site. The first has information on the assassination itself, including the whereabouts and activities of John Wilkes Booth on the night of the assassination, the trial of those arrested (including one woman), the soldier who shot Booth and photographs. The research section has information pertaining to Lincoln and his family including a controversy over the Lincoln penny, an accounting of the insanity trial of Lincoln's mother and a photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg. The section on Mrs. Lincoln discusses her experiences as first lady, and the impact witnessing her husband's assassination had on her life. The author also volunteers to discuss the case or answer specific questions via e-mail. A lot of fascinating information here for anyone interested in the assassination or even with a general curiosity.