High-profile leaders are sometimes criminal targets. Take a look at some of history's most infamous assassinations (and assassination attempts), including the shooting deaths of four American presidents.

Assassinations Chapters

Calling for Americans to "bind up the nation's wounds," Lincoln has hopes for a reunited America. Soon after his second inaugural, however, Lincoln di...

This chapter describes the dark part of Argentina's history known as the Dirty War

This chapter describes the climate of the country under dictatorship.

Captain Cook in Hawaii

Learn how Captain Cook died in Hawaii.

Assassinations Learning Tasks

Textual Evidence

Identifying Key Ideas

Assassinations Audios

Denny Smith - from WIBC ("Indy's News Center," at 93.

Combining many different clips from the horror-filled day of November 22, 1963, Mike Swickey created this radio documentary about President Kennedy'...

Reporters were unsure of the President's condition at Parkland Hospital as they tried to keep the public informed of events.

Not knowing whether there was a conspiracy behind the death of President Kennedy, officials initially delayed the formal announcement of his death.

Assassinations Audio Narrations

Horatio Nelson surprised the French, at Trafalgar, with a new and world-changing approach to naval battles.

Viewpoints matter. To some, Gavrilo Princip is a villain; to others he is a hero.

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