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United States v. Guiteau: Assassination and Insanity in Gilded Age America

The first judicial trial of a presidential assassin forces the courts to defend their independence and define the bounds of criminal insanity.

Famous Federal Trials

United States v. Guiteau: Assassination and Insanity in Gilded Age America

Learn about the case — historical background and documents

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