Why Was Abraham Lincoln's Assassination Justified

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Some would argue that the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was justified because he disapproved of slavery. However, the assassination was an unconstitutional act that created more tension in the U.S. The assassination was not justified because all life is precious. Lincoln was not a tyrant and the only quarrel the assailant had with him was a difference in opinion.

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took place after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War. The Diary of Otis Keene stated that “...the President was shot at 10:13 at Ford’s Theatre...Our beloved and most noble of all Presidents, Abraham Lincoln is no more.” Another reason why the assassination was not justified is because the assailant had no real
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