Summary: The Assassination Of John Wilkes Booth

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History.com Staff. "Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination." A+E Networks, 2009. Web. 3 Oct. 2015.
This site tells of how John Wilkes Booth, and “several of his accomplices” plotted to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln and take him to the Confederate capital,Richmond, Virginia It reports that Lincoln did not attend the spot that the men were suppose to abduct him from. They hatched a new plan by finding a new destination of his. He was going to attend Laura Keene’s performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre . While the president was the main target for John Booth, his partners each had a different mission in mind. They were to attack his two predecessors. At the play, Lincoln and his wife took a private box above the crowd. This is where the murder took place. John Wilkes Booth shot him in the head and made for an escape.
"The Assassination of President Lincoln." The Assassination of President Lincoln. N.p., n.d.
Web. 04 Oct. 2015. This Site gives a timeline of the events that happened that night. It starts at the actual shot. It says that at 10pm on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth snuck into …show more content…

He was born May 10,1838. He was an actor who performed many plays throughout the U.S. He was a racist man hated everything the Lincoln stood for. Booth created a group of co-conspirators.This group included Michael O 'Laughlen, David Herold,Samuel Arnold , Lewis Powell, John Surratt,and George Atzerodt.On March 17, 1865, they decided to kidnap Lincoln. He was scheduled to attend a play at a hospital that was on the outskirts of Washington. However, the president’s plans changed. Therefore, Booth 's plot to capture Lincoln was a failure. On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant. After two days, President Abraham Lincoln spoke from the White House to a crowd. Booth was there as Lincoln spoke about voting rights given to some blacks. Mad, Booth now planned to

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