Killing Lincoln Summary.docx - 1 Alyssa Lapa Dr Price Killing Lincoln by Bill O\u2019Reilly Summary Set just months before the assassination of President

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1Alyssa LapaOctober 23, 2019Dr. Price Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly: SummarySet just months before the assassination of PresidentLincoln, the director wanted to set the tone and share the mindsetof his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and give a brief timeline ofevents weeks before. A well-known actor in the North, John WilkesBooth, was a complex and became increasingly agitated thecloser to the end of the Civil War. He fully believed that PresidentLincoln would ruin the South with his policies and viewed thePresident as a tyrant that needed to be stopped, and he wouldsucceed in his mission at Ford’s Theater.Aware of the dangers to his life, President Lincoln keptminimal security with him much of the time. Many times, he wasseen driving in open carriages, which was the custom of thattime, or riding alone. One of these instances saw him lose his hat.After a soldier returns it to him, they both notice a bullet hole inthe top, and Lincoln explains it away like a stray bullet from ahunter’s rifle before asking the young solider to keep what he saw
2to himself and to not let anyone else know. Lincoln must haveknown that acknowledging the threats to his life would causepanic and limit his abilities to be seen out in public. While Lincoln visited President Davis’ office in Virginia, Boothwas speaking to his comrades that would be helping him todisrupt the government. Initially, they had all agreed they would

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