How Did Abraham Lincoln Changed Our Society

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” -Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States at the time he was shot. Abraham Lincoln was said to be one of the most honest presidents who has ever served our country, that’s where he was given the nickname honest Abe. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. On the morning of April 15, 1865 the United States mourned the tragic death of Abraham Lincoln which changed our country forever.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky in a one room log cabin. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, his mother died from milk sickness on October 5, 1818. Abraham Lincoln was elected as Illinois General Assembly four times, in 1854 he was then elected to Illinois legislature but declined the seat in an attempt to become a U.S. Senator. In June, 1858 Lincoln was nominated as Republican Senator from Illinois. On November 6th, 1860 Lincoln was nominated as the 16th president of the United States.

John Wilkes Booth was born in Bel Air, Maryland on May 10, 1838. Booth came from a long line of performers so it was no surprise when he was a natural on stage, he became very successful in the theater industry. However, …show more content…

President Lincoln was announced dead on the morning of April 15, 1865 at 7:22 and the search for Lincoln’s murderer was on. “The search for John Wilkes Booth was one of the largest manhunts in history, with 10,000 federal troops, detectives and police tracking down the assassin.” Booth and his co-conspirators were found on Richard H. Garrett’s farm in Port Royal, Virginia where they stayed in his barn. The Union soldiers found John Wilkes Booth and David Herold in Garrett’s barn, Herold surrendered but Booth refused, so the Union soldiers set the barn on

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