Untitled_document - Aditya Sharma English 8 Period 5 Chasing Lincoln's killer Essay Chasing Lincoln\u2019s killer essay George Atzerodt was considered a

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Aditya Sharma English 8 Period 5 Chasing Lincoln's killer Essay Chasing Lincoln’s killer essay. George Atzerodt was considered a co-conspirator for Booth’s mission in assassinating Lincoln. He was ordered to kill the Secretary of State as an order from Booth. This information is from the book “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer”, Booth’s journal,and article 2. Atzerodt never helped Booth at all in the a assassination, but he did conspire with Booth. One regular reason for why Atzerodt didn't deserve to be hanged is because Atzerodt gave away Booth’s plans to the police, and if it wasn't for him, the hunt would be much harder. For example, “Atzerodt told him many ideas about the plot to kill Lincoln”(Swanson 143).This means Atzerodt told the police the idea of how Booth’s men were going to kill
Lincoln(Pathos). This is significant because this gave the police the idea of how they were going to capture Booth. Another example is, “He implicated Mary Surratt and Dr. Mudd”.(Swanson 143) This means that Atzerodt said Mary Surratt and Dr. Mudd

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