Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by: James L. Swanson I will be writing about how Lincoln’s killer John W. Booth as he assassinated Mr. Abraham. His plans continued to fail, but he kept trying. John came from a long line of family with good fortune. John Booth was a Confederate it had been a bad week for the Confederacy. John said “(he would enjoy a stunning reversal of fortune)”.
People’s choices decide if history will view them as a martyr or a murder. Both Caesar and Abraham Lincoln are considered martyrs by history. As Lincoln had just won the Civil War and Caesar had just defeated Pompey, they were well liked at the time. But almost immediately after these events Brutus and J.W Booth subsequently killed them due to their belief that they were doing what was right for the nation and because they felt pressure from their past, therefore while some differences between Brutus and Booth are evident, the similarities are prominent.
On April 14,1865, a man named John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. While he was he was watching Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. However, in his original plan assassination was never involved. Despite the fact that he was a successful actor, he was a confederate sympathizer during the Civil War. He had conspired to kidnap Lincoln and hide him until all Confederate prisoners were released.
Booth assassinated President Lincoln for many reasons, but three of them had a larger impact on him then the rest. If you did not know, John Wilkes Booth was a Confederate supporter, and the assassin of President Lincoln, which got assassinated at Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865. Booth was then caught after twelve days of hiding, running, and dodging manhunters. The three texts the information came from are the Last Diary Entry of John Wilkes Booth from commonlit.org, John Wilkes Booth Biography from biography.com, and Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. There were many factors that motivated John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Lincoln.
The man that killed President Lincoln in 1865 had some motives for his doing. John Wilkes Booth did not just kill Lincoln out of anger and spite, he was a very strong supporter of the south and slavery; Those being some of his reasons. Booth was chased for twelve days before being captured and killed. All this information was found in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, biography.com, and Booth’s Last Diary Entry.
Much obliged to movies and TV shows we all have a picture of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, but the picture we see is not the truth. A mass of events happened from the 1600’s to 1877 that marked American history. Events that we still learn about and study thousands of years later. From the documents that forever changed American history, to massacres that killed innocent people, to even an assassination of a former president of the United States. If I could choose an event in history to go back in time to I would choose to be a witness of The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth was born with bright dreams and hopes, but fate turns people cruel. He is known as the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln and a supporter of the Southern cause, but in reality he was a person with his life story like any other that brought him to his choices in life. In this passage we will go over Booth’s life and what shaped him as a person. Childhood and Youth
It’s March 4th of 1865, when Abraham delivered his second Inaugural Address. Standing in the crowd listening to this, I don’t believe a word. Standing with fellow confederate sympathizers I wanted to make a difference for them. Lincoln is wrong and someone needs to change. “I had a splendid chance… to kill the president where I stood” (American Experience: TV's Most-watched History Series).
John Wilkes Booth was a well-known actor of his time, a supporter of slavery and the southern Confederacy during the Civil War, as well as an assassin who carried out the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14th, 1865. He has had a pretty big impact on history which holds importance’s to how history played out due to his actions. It was because of his strong beliefs of slavery at the time that led to most of his actions at the time. This was a time of confusion among most as to the rights and wrongs of slavery and the place of black people in the United States otherwise. It was Booth’s belief that African Americans were lucky to be in the United States, even if it was in bondage because they didn’t really belong here any other
If you were to halt a random person on the streets of a large city and ask them to explain exactly how America came to be, chances are they wouldn’t be able to answer solidly. Well, unless they happen to be a history teacher. Although, most American citizens don’t even know who the ruler of England was when the 13 colonies came. There’s a lot of misconceptions, too. Like how Columbus ‘discovered’ America and that George Washington was the first president.
Lincoln’s assassination was a very important part in history. His presidency was impactful to society; he was a key factor for the unification of the Confederacy and the Union, and he ended slavery for once and for all. The assassination of this wise, noble man marked a day of dread to the people of America. It will take a close assessment of this murder, the men behind it all, and the reason to fully comprehend its significance. Lincoln was killed April 15, 1865.
Civil War President Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” More than a century later Lincoln’s speeches, addresses, and letters—still remembered and studied—are useful examples of how to write. But why (20)? Perhaps one of the most renowned writers, Lincoln uses multiple stylistic techniques to deliver his messages. Through his use of contrasting parallel structures, repetition, and balanced sentences in his Second Inaugural Address, Lincoln conveys his hope of healing the country before, after, and during the Civil War.