Who Is John Wilkes Booth A Good President

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If I were to say the name John Wilkes Booth, you would probably have no idea who I am talking about, however, everyone knows him for what he did in 1865. He was the first person ever to kill a president. While people now know him as the man who killed Abraham Lincoln, he used to be known for his profession in acting. He did not start out a prodigy; he forgot lines and missed cues, but later he became much better. With the murder of Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth shot himself into notoriety, carrying with him the unnecessary and untimely death of one of our presidents. When John Wilkes booth was young he was an awfully good actor, known for his good looks and starring in many great plays. He landed the lead roles in Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Marble Heart, and much more. He became so well known for his good looks, people often told him he could…show more content…
He was outspoken in his advocacy of slavery, and his hatred of Lincoln. In a letter to his brother-in-law, John Wilkes Booth states, “This country was formed for the white, not for the black man. And looking upon African slavery from the stand-point, as held by those noble framers of our constitution, I for one, have ever considered it, one of the greatest blessings (both for themselves and us) that God ever bestowed upon a favored nation.” Booth was basically saying that slavery was a “blessing” for the white and the black man, and a very good thing that the creators of our country brought across. John Wilkes booth did not actually want to kill Lincoln, at first he only wanted to kidnap him until all confederate prisoners were released. By late 1864 Booth started to plan an elaborate abduction of President Lincoln. He recruited several coconspirators, and throughout the winter of 1864, and into 1865, the group gathered frequently to design a number of schemes. However, he never was able to follow through with any of his
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