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John Wilkes Booth

Assassin Project for Psychology
by Rachel Butterfield on 8 November 2011

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John Wilkes Booth: Assassin People The Assassin: John Wilkes Booth The Assassinated: Abraham Lincoln The Location Ford's Theater The Date April 14, 1865 8:30: Presidential Party arrives at Ford's Theater. Timeline 9:30: Booth arrives at Ford's Theater, knife in hand. 10:07: Booth enters front of theater and heads toward the State Box, where Lincoln's bodyguard had left his post. 10:15: Booth enters the State Box and shoots Lincoln in the head at point-blank range. He jumped off the balcony, breaking his leg as he landed, and walked across the stage, leaving through a back door. 4:00 AM: Booth gets to Dr. Mudd's house, who sets and splints his leg. 7:22 AM: Lincoln dies at the Peterson House. 7:00 AM, April 26: Booth is found and shot to death. But why did he do it? Let's go back to May 10, 1838... Born in Bel Air, Maryland Failed to attend school regularly Father died at 14 Wanted to be an actor, but didn't try very hard Became more popular in 1860, when Lincoln was elected president Supporter of the South and slavery Believed the Civil War would keep the South free Felt abolitionists were traitors Planned to kidnap lincoln, but failed Was so angry... Lincoln didn't appear... he decided to kill Lincoln John acting with his father and brother Which brings us to... why? Lincoln stood for everything Booth hated: racial equality and a unified, free country-for all. Lincoln failed to "comply" with Booth's kidnapping plan... so Booth decided to get revenge and kill him. Most accounts have Booth shouting: "Sic semper tyrannis!" (This means: Thus ever to tyrants!) He then added: "The South is avenged!" And now, we proudly present... John Wilkes Booth http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/10/showtime_and_bacon_working_on.php http://www.josephhaworth.com/edwin_booth.htm http://www.visitingdc.com/washington-dc/fords-theater-address.htm http://maps.google.com/maps?um=1&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&rlz=1I7TSND_enUS411&biw=646&bih=529&q=ford's%20theater&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il http://lisawallerrogers.wordpress.com/2009/06/04/the-man-who-killed-john-wilkes-booth/ http://kchr.ky.gov/hof/halloffame2007.htm?&pageOrder=1&selectedPic=5 Sources:
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com
John Wilkes Booth and the Civil War
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