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  1. The Lincoln Assassination By: Andrew Hanley John Rock

  2. Agenda • John Wilkes Booth • Abraham Lincoln • Assassination • Effects of the assassination

  3. Fun Facts Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. Both were shot in the back of the head in the presence of their wives. Both wives lost their children while living in the White House. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. "There Are Weird Similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy."

  4. Fun facts continued • Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy. • Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson. • Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908. • Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theatre. Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford. • Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran And hid in a theater. • Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

  5. Who is John Wilkes Booth? • Man who assassinated Lincoln • Famous Actor • Conspirator • Southern Extremist

  6. Booth’s Early Life • Born May 10, 1836 in Maryland • Ninth of ten children • Scarred for life after learning about his father • Attended a prestigious military academy • Actor

  7. Acting Career • In 1855 joined his brothers in acting • First play was Shakespeare’s Richard III • Became a well-known actor and many people loved his plays • Acting career peaked around the same time the south began losing the war

  8. Conspiracy • Joined the no-nothing party who wanted to limit immigration into America. • Quickly transformed into a conspiracy group who wanted to kidnap Lincoln. • Failed to kidnap Lincoln because he never showed up to his speech in Washington, DC

  9. “Our American Cousin” "The Lincoln Assassination."

  10. Who is Abraham Lincoln? • 16th President of the United States • US Illinois Senator • “Honest Abe” • Political Rival of Steven Douglas

  11. Early Life • Born on February 12, 1809 • Self taught from Father’s library • Clerk, Axman • Wrestler

  12. Political Background • Studied law (self taught) • Ran for several political offices • Whig/Republican • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

  13. Civil War Policies • Controversial Decisions • Suspension of Habeas Corpus • Trouble with Generals • Emancipation Proclamation/ Gettysburg Address • Preservation of the Union

  14. Equality Video • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLdzMEmc3CE

  15. Newspaper Article • http://www.nytimes.com/1865/04/15/news/president-lincoln-shot-assassin-deed-done-ford-s-theatre-last-night-act.html

  16. “Sic Semper Tyrannis” • Thus always to tyrants

  17. "The Assassination of President Lincoln."

  18. Events Leading to Assassination • North began winning the war • Failed attempt on kidnapping Lincoln • Booth became enraged and took matters into his own hands

  19. Assassination • April 14, 1865 Fords Theatre, Washington DC • Shot in the back of the head with a .44-caliber Derringer pistol • Booth broke leg on the stage after jumping from the balcony

  20. Events After Assassination • Took 11 days to find Booth in a barn located in VA • Historians unsure if Booth shot himself or if the soldiers shot him • Burned the barn to the ground • Lincoln died a day later in a bed across the street from the theatre

  21. Autopsy Report • https://www.nlm.nih.gov/visibleproofs/galleries/cases/lincoln.html

  22. Wanted! "John Wilkes Booth Wanted Poster."

  23. Political Effects • Reconstruction in South becomes more radical • Northerners dislike of South increases • Andrew Johnson sworn in as President

  24. Works Cited • "Abraham Lincoln." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013. • "American Actor and Assassin" EncyclopediaBritannicaOnline.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. • "John Wilkes Booth Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. • "John Wilkes Booth Wanted Poster." blogspot.comWeb. 21 Apr. 2013. • "John Wilkes Booth." History.com. A&E Television Networks, Web. 03 Apr. 2013. • Owens, Mackubin T. "Abraham Lincoln: Leadership in Wartime." E-Notes:. Web. 01 Apr. 2013. • "There Are Weird Similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy." RSS. Web. 21 Apr. 2013. • "The Assassination of President Lincoln." Wikimedia.org. Web. 21 Apr. 2013. • "The Lincoln Assassination." Americancivilwar.asn.auWeb. 21 Apr. 2013. • Toobin, Jeffrey. "Killing Habeas Corpus." The New Yorker. The New Yorker, 4 Dec. 2006. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.

  25. Thank you any questions?