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Ivanery RodriguezStowe MW11/11/2016Reel to RealThe Conspirator (2010)The movie The Conspirator begins with President Abraham Lincoln being shot in Ford’s Theater and the Secretary of State, William Seward, being stabbed repeatedly. President Lincoln is carried across the street to a boarding house where the doctor soon arrives. Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War, quickly orders his men to find and arrest all of the suspects involved in the horrific acts of violence. Most of the suspects are arrested immediately, one of them being, Mary Surratt. John Surratt Jr, John Wilkes Booth, and David Herold escape the arrests. A few days later Booth and Herold, are found. Booth is killed and Herold is arrested. John Surratt Jr. is yet to be found, although he is suspected to have headed south.Frederick Aiken, a previous War Captain and now lawyer is assigned by the Senator of Maryland Reverdy Johnson to defend Mary Surratt in court. When first assigned to the case Aiken believes that the case will be impossible to win seeing as he does not even believe that Surratt is innocent. Mary Surratt is being accused of conspiring to kill the President, Vice-President, and Secretary of State. She pleads not guilty.As Aiken visits Surratt more often, he begins to believe she in fact is not guilty. In fact it’s her son, John Surratt, who is actually guilty. Surratt tells Aikens that her son and the others

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