Abraham Lincoln could be considered a hero that saved a broken nation. However, one person in particular didn’t think so. In fact, that person despised him so much that he killed him. John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer, shot the president of the United States on April 14, 1865, while watching a play at Ford’s Theatre. John Parker, the security guard on duty, lunged at Booth right after the fire, but he lept from the balcony where Lincoln’s seat was and ran into the night on horseback.
John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, shortened his life drastically by shooting the president. Thus, bringing upon himself an early death, but by doing this he also left a lasting legacy. John Wilkes Booth was the man who shot President Lincoln, he put up a good chase until the officials found him and he was shot. People do not often think of this man’s capture, but of what he did, shooting a president. John Wilkes Booth had a childhood that may have had some effect on his future actions, and his actions cost him his life.
Before the officer could do anything Oswald pulled out the handgun and shot Officer Tipplet several times in the chest. Lee Harvey Oswald panicked and ran down the street emptying his pistol of all its ammunition. He moved towards a gas station and west towards Jefferson Avenue. Many people saw Oswald shoot the
James A. Garfield, the 20th President was preparing to go to Williams College and while he was about to aboard the train in Washington D.C., he was shot twice. The first shot was on his arm and the second shot came in through his back near his spine. Charles Guiteau was the one responsible for Garfield’s murder that happened on July 2, 1881. Even before he killed the President, he was known to be emotionally disturbed all around Washington so that leads to thinking there was something wrong with this man. Guiteau killed Garfield because the President refused to appoint him to a European consulship.
Newton Prince was a African American businessman. Men came to his house yelling “fire, fire”, he asked if it was a house on fire, they said no something even better. Newton went out to the massacre and met people that had “clubs, buckets, bags,snowballs,and sticks”. A lot of people were yelling “fire” and so he could see how it could be confusing for actual command. There are also many sticks that we 're hitting the bayonet and most of them could have been set off because of that.
“Coward, filthy coward” is what people called a man by the name of George Atzerodt. There is no doubt that George Atzerodt changed history greatly. He was amongst the group of assassins who planned to murder President Abraham Lincoln after the civil war was won. In what way did George Atzerodt play an important role in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln? George Atzerodt was born on June 12, 1835 in Anrode Germany.
Rotten night out. Nine o’clock or thereabouts,’ Stanley said…’Well, he had something in his hand. A tire iron, I guess, or pry bar. Hard to tell in that rail. Anyway, he whacked every window out of the Finch boy’s car.’” (Stanley Basca to Elvis) (page 84) This passage from a trial scene, shows that Not only did Davy have no remorse for killing the two young men, he actually lured them to his home where his family slept unknowing.
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.
Because of John Gotti’s personal connection with the family, he felt responsible enough to kill the Irish immigrant who killed the Don’s cousin. Seeing his actions as “heroic” in a completely distorted way, the Gambino family accepted Gotti even more than before. In 1973 he was indicted for the murder of James McBratney, the Irish-American gangster who had killed the cousin of boss Carlo Gambino. After Gambino dies, Paul Castellano is appointed as the new boss of the family, despite being thought to be Dellacroce. This was a complete upheaval in the family, changing the order of the Dons.
In 1861, Lincoln had been shot at , while riding alone at night, by a man standing 40 yards from him. In 1864 he was shot at and the bullet passed through his stovepipe hat. But on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped forward in his seat, Booth leapt onto the stage and escaped through the back door. Many people thought that Mr. Lincoln’s assassination was unjust.