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The Assassination of Abraham LincolnStudent Name:Course Name and Number:Teachers Name:Date:Introduction Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of United States of America, was assassinated byJohn Wilkes Booth. John Wilkes Booth believed that by killing Abraham Lincoln, they wouldcause disorder in the Federal Administration of the government, hence helping the South in itssystem of administration. Though, “Booth succeeded in killing the South’s greatest chance of
2redemption,”1by assassinating the person who determinedly endeavored to restore liberty,leniency, and to reinstate appropriate practical governance to the region in the South of thecountry. His good conducts and deeds assisted in uniting the nation.John Wilkes Booth strategic plotAbraham Lincoln’s assassin known as John Wilkes Booth original homeland was inMaryland and was born in the year 1863; he later stayed in the North at the time of CivilWarfare. When the war entered the last phases, Booth, and some of his friends conspired toabduct President Abraham Lincoln and confine him, but Abraham Lincoln never turned up at thepredicament where Booth and his conspirators had waited to ambush.2Three weeks later,Richmond city was captured by the Union forces of the government. In April, the military in theSouth closely collapsed, and Booth arched an eager plan to rescue the Confederacy of the South.Realizing that Lincoln was to visit Laura Keene’s commended presentation of “Our AmericanCousin” at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C, Booth made a resolute to take action promptly.By killing Abraham Lincoln the president and two of his potential successors, Booth, and hisconspirators anticipated to disorder U.S. government After four years of struggle, fighting and bloodshed between the North and the Unionmilitary Confederates, General Commander Robert E. Lee ultimately surrendered to GeneralUlysses S. Grant. Lincoln delivered a speech at the White House a few days later after the defeatof Commander Robert E.Lee. Lincoln confirmed his targets to vie for the second term andoffered elective freedom to the blacks in the country. Though numerous people came in supportof Abraham Lincoln, several displayed evil objectives in their mind. Lincoln’s campaign towards1 Marinelli, Deborah,The assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (New York: Rosen Pub. Group,2002), 972 Burgan, Michael,The assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (Minneapolis, Minn: Compass PointBooks, 2005), 123
3eradicating slavery and accepting blacks in an equal manner offended Booth.