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Lecture 8 - Assassination Vacation 1. Abraham Lincoln- best president so far, a. John Wilkes Booth- very popular man, he joined a group called the knites of the golden circle, pro slavery very anit-lincon. Booth wants to sign up for the war but promises his mother he wouldn't. He and his brother edwind were acgtive in this group. i. Original Plan- to kidnap lincon, and use him as leverage. By november, almost all the south has fallen, grant said he won't make exchanges with the confederacy. booth refuses to give up his quest. He gathered together 4 men. b. Lewis Powell-attacts ward of state c. George Atzerodt- when they were talking about plans he was in, after they started to be put into office he didnt like it, was suppose to attack vice president d. David Herold- suppose to help them excape after and get them to safty. e. Assassination of Lincoln- at Ford's theater (4/14/1865) has a gun, knife, charms his way in, and had a get away horse. People didn't know what was going on. Passes away on good Friday. f. Attempt on William Seward’s Life- one of the most important secretaries we've had,

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