Abraham Lincoln: The Worst War In American History

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Abraham Lincoln was president during one of the worst wars in our American history. Lincoln was elected twice which let him be in office through the entire war. He also signed the emancipation proclamation on january 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12,1809 in Larue, Kentucky to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. Lincoln 's father Thomas was a pioneer While Lincoln 's Mother Nancy died of thermal when lincoln was just 9 which only made her 34. Lincoln had a sister named Sarah and a brother named Thomas. sadly they both died very young of land dispute.Just shortly before the passing of his mother Lincoln 's whole family moved to INdiana. Just a few months after the passing of his mother, his father remarried to Sarah Bush Johnston.…show more content…
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14,1865.Booth shot lincoln at Ford’s Theater. He while watching the play American Cousin.HE was shot with a 44 caliber in the back of the head. If lincoln would of had some bodyguards or some kind of security around him he probably would not of got shot. this was not the first attempt to kill Lincoln, He had a folder that he cept named Death Threats. When it came to Plans to Kill President Lincoln there were some tough ought ones and some really not thought ones. Booth was also gonna try to kill ULysses S. Grant but he didn 't get the chance. After President LIncoln was shot he laid in a coma for 9 hours before actually dying. Ulysses S. Grant took office shortly after President Lincoln Died. Booth managed to get away but when he jumped down on stage he broke his league. He managed to stay hidden for 12 days before finally being caught. Booth had found out that morning that president was coming to the play that night when Mary Todd Lincoln sent a ledder to the theater early that morning. After every thing 7 men and 1 woman was convicted of being Booth 's accomplices. 4 of them were given the death sentence and were hung. the woman that was hung was the first women in history to be hung by the US
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