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AbstractThe paper goes into details of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President ofthe United States. President Lincoln was killed by the popular stage performer John Wilkes Booth in the year 1865 while attending the drama Our American Cousins at Ford’s Theater in Washington. Happening at almost the end of the US Civil War, the murder was part of a huge scheme planned by Booth to recuperate the Confederate cause by assassinating the three most powerful individuals in the US government.
President Lincoln AssassinationIntroductionThe killing of President Lincoln was one of the last occurrences in the American Civil War. He was shot while enjoying a play at Ford’s Theatre. He was pronounced dead early the following morning. John Booth the actor and Confederate supporter who killed President Lincoln, had also plotted to kill the Vice president Andrew Johnson, and the Secretary of State, William Seward. Booth yearned for creating disorder and overthrowing the Northern regime. Indeed, Abraham Lincoln was the first president of the US to be assassinated. In general, the paper examines the assassination of Abraham Lincoln as the president of the United States while reflecting on its effects. President Lincoln’s AssassinationThe death of President Lincoln was surrounded by a lot of complication. Lincoln had a mind of uniting America which at the moment was a divided nation. The dreams that Lincoln hadtowards his people was great that according to different scholars who have knowledge about what surrounded his death argue that this mission of uniting America as a nation was the reason why he was killed1. They rely on the fact that after Lincoln accepting the plea of the confederate, General Robert E, Lee, it is when he was murdered meaning that this action of accepting the pleaangered some who were murderers. They then planned for the killing of President Lincoln. 1Papaioannou, H. I., & Stowell, D. W. (2013). Dr. Charles A. Leale's Report on the Assassinationof Abraham Lincoln. Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, 34(1), 40-53.
President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. Booth was afamous actor and a Confederate sympathizer. The president was killed just five days after the general of the confederate, General Robert E, Lee had surrendered his big army at Appomattox Court House, which marked the end of the American civil war. At the end of the civil war, Boothhad a plan to capture Lincoln and take him to Richmond, the capital of the confederate. On March 29, 1865, the president did not show up at the place where the abduction was supposed to happen. Two weeks later, Richmond was taken the Union forces. In April, the Confederate armies were nearly collapsing in the South and this is when Booth decided to kill the president to save the Confederacy. O'Reilly & Dugard states that “Booth believed that killing the president,and his two possible successors that is the vice president, Andrew Johnson and the secretary of

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