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highlight of the nationwide Lincoln Bicentennial celebration is this unprecedented documentary on the life and legacy of the man widely considered one of the best - and most enigmatic - presidents. It addresses many of the controversies surrounding Lincoln about race, equality, religion, politics, and depression by carefully interpreting evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today. On April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War . Abraham Lincoln was the 16 th president of the United States of America. He made a remarkable history in the context of assassinations of presidents. Lincoln was the first president to be mortally wounded by an assassin. This documentary on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln reveals the facts that surrounded the assassination of the 16 th president of United States of America. The documentary mines the conspiracy behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln that preceded the unprecedented assassination by John Wilkes Booth. It utilizes some of the closest people who may have material information about the fateful assassination. Some of the people being interviewed include; Dan Weimber6 (a proprietor, Abraham Lincoln Bookshop), John Taylor (Civil war historian) and Williams Davis (Jefferson Davis Biographer). On the eve of the assassination: In 1865, 14 th April, the civil war was heated, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the biggest confederate army and a reaction was anticipate to come from North Carolina concerning the act of Joseph Johnston. That night of April 14, 1985, President Lincoln and his wife Mary Lincoln went to Fords Theatre to watch a comedy for an evening entertainment. Prior to the visit to Fords Theater, it was evident that some people had

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