Originally, he planned to kidnap the president and take him to the Confederate capital-Richmond; however, after the Confederacy surrendered, John’s anger made him want to kill the president (“Commentary”). As a result, on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth entered the Ford’s Theatre and purposefully killed Abraham Lincoln that evening. “And he probably wondered whether other guests in the box were the type who pose a threat to his plans. It didn’t matter, really; no one was going to stop him from going through with it”(Swanson 33). After that, John was on the run, and while the Union was chasing him and his injured foot was in pain, he finally made the smart decision to consequentially surrender.
Dislike that soon turned into hatred. Then it turned into a plan and then it turned into his death. After President Abraham Lincoln's death, there was a great chase for the murderers. This all happened when a rich actor known as John Wilkes Booth, who was also a Confederate sympathiser got an idea to do avenge the south. With the help of some other people like Mary Surratt, who was also a confederate sympathiser he made three plans to kidnap Abraham Lincoln.
Chapter 1 of Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson is about the assassination plan of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. This assassination plan had strengths and weaknesses. John Wilkes Booth was a twenty-six year old actor who was a strong, loyal, and passionate confederate. Booth and his conspirators had a mission to take down some of the top leaders of the United States of America - the President Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Johnson, and U.S Secretary of State William Seward. In assessing this plan, which is similar to any other assassination plan, it includes good and bad situations with conspirators, location/time, and also weapons.
Everyone knows the name and deeds of John Wilkes Booth, who became the first person to successfully assassinate a United States president, as well as one of the most memorable names in American history. Fewer know of Booth’s several conspirators, eight to be exact, who provided the former actor with the supplies and support necessary to commit the heinous crime. Even fewer still know the name of Mary Surratt, a Southern loyalist who, on July 7, 1865, joined Booth on the list of infamous American historical figures by becoming the first woman to be hanged in the still-juvenile country. Surratt ran a boardinghouse in Washington D.C. where the majority of the conspiratory meetings were held in 1865, leading President Johnson to declare Mary Surratt had “kept the nest that hatched the egg” (Norton, 1996). Surratt’s role as the primary supplier and facilitator of the assassination plot has led many to declare her hanging as entirely justified, while other say mercy should have been take for a variety of reasons.
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Earlier, civil rights leader Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis, Tennessee by an assassin’s bullet. His famous speech, which still resonates in my mind today, is “I have a dream” Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy while the president was in the
Lincoln’s assassination was a horrific event in American history, and to understand its impact on the country, you should look at the assassination itself, the bigger picture, and what happened to the people responsible for Lincoln’s death. To start out, five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, ending our civil war, Lincoln decided to go to the production of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s theatre in Washington D.C. Although they came late, people said that he was laughing and thoroughly enjoying the play. After learning that Lincoln was not going to be at the place that John Wilkes Booth thought he was going to be to kidnapped, he changed his plans. Booth went to the theatre.
One day when Caesar went to the senate they all teamed up against him and stabbed him to death. Julius Caesar had too much control and power, Rich people wanted to rid himself. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to die of assassination. Abraham Lincoln was killed because of his promotion of voting rights for blacks. He was shot once in the back of the head by John Booth this shot immediately dropped him to the floor.
President Lincoln was also assassinated because of his endeavors in the civil rights movement. One of the most memorable deaths was the death of Martin Luther King Jr. His death was tragic and this was because he was at the forefront of the civil rights movement in the us in his time. When he died, his brother, Robert Kennedy who was also grieving, gave a speech on april 4th 1968 in Indianapolis which was titled “Remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr”. In his remarks he uses rhetorical devices like
The best day of my life turned into the worst day ever. My parents picked me up and ran to the nearest drug store and watch the News. The reporter said, “A good day turned to a bad day after the president has been shot.” I look around and so many people were crying or in shock of what just happened. Then he said that they were taking him to a hospital. An hour later the reporter said, “This just in John F Kennedy is dead.” They were looking for the killer but could not find.