Abraham_Lincoln_ - 1 What was happening in Washington D.C on the night of What was John Wilkes Booth's reaction Washington was celebrating the end of

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1. What was happening in Washington D.C. on the night of April 13, 1865? What was John Wilkes Booth's reaction? Washington was celebrating the end of the Civil War. Booth, as a Confederate sympathizer, was feeling resentment towards everyone celebrating. 2. Describe John Wilkes Booth's childhood and family background. Born on his family farm in Bel Air, Maryland. He liked horseback riding. He spent a lot of time outdoors. He was originally bad at acting, but he eventually developed skills that his father and brother didn’t have 3. What was Booth doing just before the Civil War in 1858? How would you describe his political views at that time? Booth was traveling the country as a performer. He spent a lot of his time in the South, so he eventually adopted Southern viewpoints. His political views included support for slavery, saying it was a gift from God to African-Americans, and hated abolitionists and the anti-slavery movement. 4. How did Booth react to Lincoln's election in 1860? He wrote a speech. While not delivered to an audience, it highlighted the fact that he was greatly disturbed by the country’s division and blames Northern abolitionists for it. 5. What type of impact did the death of Lincoln's son Willy have on his outlook towards the war?

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