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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The book Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson really focuses on how Lincoln died, and on the search for the killer. In this book, Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford's theatre by an actor named John Wilkes Booth. After booth shot Abraham Lincoln, he fell off the top seat and broke his leg. Abraham Lincoln eventually died at 7:22:10 am. Booth and his group of associates’ plan were to kill the leaders in the government (Abraham Lincoln, Vice-president Johnson, and Secretary Seward).
The book that I decided to read for my quarter book report was Manhunt, The 12 Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson. I chose this book because I thought it would be interesting to learn about how they actually tracked down Abraham Lincoln’s killer after he was assassinated. Manhunt went into a lot of detail about how Lincoln’s killer, John Wilkes Booth, was found. The story started off on the morning of March 4th, 1865, which was the morning of Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration.
The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed.
Rough Draft On April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was brutally assassinated by John Wilkes Booth In Ford’s Theatre, Washington, D.C. I believe Lincoln's assassination was unjustified because he did many things to help and better the United States. Some people think that his death was justified because he took slaves away from people that used them. Not only did he abolish slavery, but he also led to union to victory over the confederacy in the American Civil War and signed the first homestead acts.
The President was assassinated in Springfield Illinois, so his body had to be transported, via train back to Washington DC, where his funeral would take place. According to Edward Steers Jr, the author of Blood on the Moon, a biography and explanation of Lincolns assassination, that on route to Washington D.C. “the train traveled 1,664 miles and made scheduled funeral stops in eleven cities” (Steers 278). The funeral procession was one like nobody had ever seen before.
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the evening of April 14, 1865 at a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D. C. He was accompanied by his wife, Mary Lincoln, and Major Henry Rathbone and Miss Clara Harris, his future fiancee; the Lincoln’s were in a relatively good mood having ended the civil war. The four sat together in a private balcony box. The murderer, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor of that play, hated Lincoln’s reforms. At around 10:00 pm, when the play was ending, Booth had walked past Major Henry Rathbone and shot Lincoln in the head. He then cut Rathbone’s arm and lept off to the stage, protecting himself and fleeing from the crime scene.
President Lincoln was elected in 1860, and his election marked the end of peace between the North and the South for almost two decades. Between 1860 and 1865 the blood of over half a million soldiers from both sides of the country would be shed, and from 1865 to 1877 countless others would die in the name of military reconstruction. However, military reconstruction and civil war are simply byproducts of social and constitutional developments that led up to the revolution. Constitutional and social developments between 1860 and 1877 only served to widen the schism between the North and the South, eventually leading to a revolution.
Abraham Lincoln was a great leader, so his assassination was wrong. John Wilkes Booth, an actor, shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford Theater on April 14, 1865. The bullet was shot at President Abraham Lincoln, went through his left ear and lodged behind his right eye (memory.loc.gov). It paralyzed Lincoln and while Lincoln was in the hospital, the doctors did all they could. But it was so bad that Lincoln died on April 15, 1865 (memory.loc.gov), in the hospital.
During the first year of the Civil War, the reunification of the United States was the only goal of the war. In the year 1862, the second year of the Civil War, President Lincoln gave his annual Congressional Address. The Congressional Address was extremely important because it changed the goal of the war from reunification of the country, to a war fought over the morality of slavery. About a year after the Congressional Address, Lincoln gave another well known speech, the Gettysburg Address. This famous speech was given after the Battle of Gettysburg to honor
The Civil War started in the year 1861 and continued until 1865. In the 1860’s, when Abraham Lincoln was president, the southern states had slavery while the northern states did not. The free states, the north, and the slave states, the south, had extreme differences. Differences that they would not compromise on.
- In the early morning of April 21st, 1865, a train draped with black cloth slowly arrived in Washington. In the second to last car of the train rode the body of America's first assassinated president, Abraham Lincoln. Over the next 17 days, the funeral train would ride its way across the country. Millions paused to stand by railroad sightings, or they would file past his open casket to glimpse at the president's face. Lincoln was an authentic hero who's bigger than war, and almost bigger than America by the time he died.
The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860 as the first Republican president, and pledged keep slavery from expanding in the territories (Text, 402). After Lincoln was elected, South Carolina succeeded from the Union and soon other slave states in the deep South joined. The seceded states together formed a new nation called the Confederate States of America (Text, 404).
The Civil War was a monumental bloodshed, which was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States, from 1861 to 1865. The primary cause of the war was the Southern states' desire to preserve the institution of slavery, which did not please the beliefs of the North. At the beginning of the Civil War, twenty-two million people lived in the North and 9 million people, which included four million of whom were slaves, lived in the South. The North, led by President Abraham Lincoln and his trusted generals, had more money, more factories, more horses, more railroads, and more food than the south. These advantages made the United States much more powerful than the Confederate States, which ultimately led to Northern victory.
As Booth began his bold escape, the fate of Abraham Lincoln was unknown. According to “Abraham,” Charles Leale heard the pistol fire and Mary’s scream, so the twenty-three year old doctor sprinted towards the wounded President . When Leale reached Lincoln, the young doctor saw the physical condition of the President. “He found the president slumped in his chair, paralyzed and struggling to breath” (History.com). “Assassination” states that the doctor reacted quickly by ripping the President’s shirt open for a physical examination, but Leale could not find the bullet wound.
Uncompromising differences between the South (Confederacy) and the North (Union) created a civil war that lasted five years. During this war, Abraham Lincoln was president. His election led to the secession of many Southern states. After refusing to recognize the Confederacy as its own nation, the American Civil War commenced in 1861. The three main causes of the Civil War between the North and the South were industrial and agricultural economies, politics, and slavery.