In this activity students are presented with 18 suspects from Lincoln's assassination. I have had the students work in groups of 2-3 with each group being assigned to investigate 3 suspects. The students must use evidence (research) to decide whether or not they want to charge the suspects with a crime. If they decide to charge they must state the charges. If they choose not to charge they must tell us how the person is related to the event. The 10 conspirators and 8 extras are included in the lesson. The lesson also includes primary source photos and your choice of 3 different summarization video clips. It also includes a link to a jeopardy game and a link to an investigative site with primary sources. As each groups present the suspects in class I have the answers in the PowerPoint with summaries of each suspects involvement and a rope or cell that come up on the screen for those who were sentenced. This lesson typically spans through 4 class periods of 40 minutes in length although you may adapt it to be a bit shorter or longer depending on discussion and how much video.