Not the President!By: Katie-Jane KlembarskyAbe Lincoln goes to Ford’s Theater to watch the play where he gets shot! Honest Abe almost kicked the bucket! After dinner on April, 14 1865 Lincoln accompanied by Mary, (his wife), Henry R Rathbone, and his fiancee Clara Harris. Went to Ford’s Theater to watch the play Our American Cousin, starring Laura Keene. Even though they arrived late as soon as they were escorted into the president's box the orchestra burst out into Hail to the chief. Every person in the theater was watching the play so intently, that not one person noticed when Lincoln’s bodyguard, John Parker, slipped away to watch the play downstairs. Although he did close the door, he didn’t lock it. After a hard laugh the door to the president’s box swung open and a shadowy figure came in. Silently he approached Lincoln, aimed the gun and pulled the trigger.