Abraham Lincoln's Assassination Informative Essay

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- In the early morning of April 21st, 1865, a train draped with black cloth slowly arrived in Washington. In the second to last car of the train rode the body of America's first assassinated president, Abraham Lincoln. Over the next 17 days, the funeral train would ride its way across the country. Millions paused to stand by railroad sightings, or they would file past his open casket to glimpse at the president's face. Lincoln was an authentic hero who's bigger than war, and almost bigger than America by the time he died. It's often said that Booth killed Lincoln because he was a failed actor that went mad; John Wilkes Booth was not insane nor was he mad. Over 150 people asked why did this handsome, rich, happy young man do it. While millions
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