The Lincoln Assassination By: Andrew Hanley John Rock
Agenda • John Wilkes Booth • Abraham Lincoln • Assassination • Effects of the assassination
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."
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.
Who is John Wilkes Booth? • Man who assassinated Lincoln • Famous Actor • Conspirator • Southern Extremist
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
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
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
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Who is Abraham Lincoln? • 16th President of the United States • US Illinois Senator • “Honest Abe” • Political Rival of Steven Douglas
Early Life • Born on February 12, 1809 • Self taught from Father’s library • Clerk, Axman • Wrestler
Political Background • Studied law (self taught) • Ran for several political offices • Whig/Republican • Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Civil War Policies • Controversial Decisions • Suspension of Habeas Corpus • Trouble with Generals • Emancipation Proclamation/ Gettysburg Address • Preservation of the Union
Equality Video • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLdzMEmc3CE
Newspaper Article • http://www.nytimes.com/1865/04/15/news/president-lincoln-shot-assassin-deed-done-ford-s-theatre-last-night-act.html
“Sic Semper Tyrannis” • Thus always to tyrants
Events Leading to Assassination • North began winning the war • Failed attempt on kidnapping Lincoln • Booth became enraged and took matters into his own hands
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
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
Autopsy Report • https://www.nlm.nih.gov/visibleproofs/galleries/cases/lincoln.html
Wanted! "John Wilkes Booth Wanted Poster."
Political Effects • Reconstruction in South becomes more radical • Northerners dislike of South increases • Andrew Johnson sworn in as President
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