Abraham Lincoln's Assassination Of Julius Caesar

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The assassination of Julius Caesar differed from Abraham Lincoln in many ways some of which were the motives of the assassinators. The motive of Abraham Lincoln’s assassin was civil rights. John Wilkes Booth was a white supremacist and believed blacks people were not equal. Based on these motives Booth felt that it was right to kill the president. On the other hand Julius Caesar's assassins motives were power. Some members of the Roman Senate believed that Caesar had too much power and would eventually take over the Roman Senate. These motives differ because the Roman Senate was trying to be helpful while Booth had a racist, unlawful motive.
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