The students will participate in a performance task that states, "Order in the court, order in the court the honorable judge Ms. Hardison is presiding. Today, President Lyndon B. Johnson is on trial being tried for putting the lives of many innocent soldiers at jeopardy by sending them to fight the war in Vietnam. The American people are divided amongst themselves. You are the selected few that must decide the fate of President Lyndon B. Johnson. One-third of you will be a team of defense attorneys representing Lyndon B. Johnson. It is your job to defend the president and convince the American people that sending troops to fight the war in Vietnam was a good decision. You must give viable arguments to support your case. Another one-third of you will be a team of prosecutors. Your job is to convince the American people that sending troops to fight the war in Vietnam was a bad decision. You must also give viable arguments to support your case. The last one-third of you will represent the jury. You will decide the guilt or innocence of President Lyndon B. Johnson. As jury members, it is your responsibility to listen to both the prosecutors and the defense attorneys arguments and to determine whether or not the defendant is guilty or not guilty. You have a huge responsibility so make sure you take it seriously. Remember the entire jury has to come to a consensus (agreement) regarding the fate of the defendant. Let the trial begin!"