Abraham Lincoln Assassination Essay

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The 16th President of the United States, President Abraham Lincoln, has been assassinated. The fatal shot occurred on April 14, 1865 at the Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC by John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln, age 56, was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of April 15, 1865. President Lincoln was survived by his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and sons Robert Todd Lincoln, and Thomas “Tad” Lincoln III (Abraham Lincoln Assassination, 2009). The assassination of the President is devastating news for the country. President Lincoln’s death comes just six days after Robert E. Lee, commander and general of the Confederate Army, surrenders himself on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House (Roark, Johnson, Cohen, Stage, & Hartmann, 2014). President Lincoln did not get to live long enough to see the aftermaths of the end of the Civil War. …show more content…

Pre-Civil War in November of 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected President without the support of a single Southern state (Abraham Lincoln, n.d.). President Lincoln decided to have the Northern states of the union fight against the South not solely based on his feelings of anti-slavery but based on his feelings that the duty of the President should be to preserve the Union at all costs (Abraham Lincoln, n.d.). The United States was divided into the Confederate States and the Union.
As the Civil War began, it created a large burden socially and economically on the country. According to different research the death toll of the Civil War was as low as 620,000 deaths to as high as 850,000 deaths occurring from combat, accidents, starvation, and disease (Civil War Facts , 2014). The Lincoln administration established United States first income tax introduced as The Revenue Act of 1862 (Abraham Lincoln, n.d.). The purpose of The Revenue Act was to cover the costs of the

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