Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America

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Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s documentary, “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America”, is a rare historical and shocking thriller about the President, Abraham Lincoln, and his last days on earth. Abraham Lincoln is well aware of the conspiracies about his death, however, he is not afraid. This documentary explains the thoughts and idea of Abraham Lincoln and his killer, John Wilks Booth. John Wilkes Booth was a famous actor, so it became hard to believe that someone like this would want to kill the President of the United States. Therefore, making this suspicious and unbelievable. John Wilkes Booth was secretly engaged to, Lucy Lambert Hale. Although Booth loved Lucy very much, “Lucy has no idea that her lover has assembled a crack team of conspirators to help him bring down the president” (4). Although she did not know of these ideas, Lucy still did not agree with her fiancé’s views on Abraham Lincoln. Some say that Booth had his feud about the…show more content…
Lee’s soldiers march to Amelia Court House, Virginia. Although they were fearful, Lee was hoping to make it there before Grant in order for his soldiers to be fed appropriately. However, the long journey began to break them down. “Mile by mile the march turns into a death pageant” (31). Two days after their journey on Tuesday, April 4, 1865, Lee’s army finally makes it to Amelia Court House, but little do the know, there was no food and Grant and his army were “racing to block Lee’s path” (35). The only other option is a walk “to the city of Danville” (44). That same day, Lincoln had found out that the city of Richmond was wiped away by the city’s own people. When Lincoln arrived to the city of Richmond, the slaves that had escaped flocked to him and viewed him as the hero although he had “never fought in battle” (40). Although he had not fought in the battle, they cheered for his arrival and was happy to see him in their town, where they never thought he would show
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