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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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Natalia Milo

on 1 August 2014

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Transcript of The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Major Accomplishments
Night of the
Assassination
Coincidences between Lincoln and Kennedy's
Death
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkins Booth

...and his motive to

Kill
Abraham Lincoln’s foreign policy was successful in
preventing other countries from intervening
in America’s Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln
issued the Emancipation Proclamation
which began the process of freedom for America's slaves. The document also allowed black soldiers to fight for the Union.

Abraham Lincoln was a strong supporter of the Thirteenth Amendment that
formally ended slavery in the United States.

Booth was a passionate supporter of slavery; therefore, he despised Lincoln and the Republican Party. Lincoln’s views were expressed about extending voting right to African-Americans in a public meeting Booth had attended triggering his actions to kill Lincoln.
The Aftermath of the Assassination
http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/abraham-lincoln/videos/lincoln-after-the-assassination
Task Questions
Q1.
What was Booth's motive to why did he want to assassinate Lincoln?

Q2.
How was Booth allowed to enter the private box Lincoln was in? Why was the no security protecting the president?

Q3.
List one of Lincolns accomplishments

Q4.
Explain the impact Lincoln's assassination had made on society
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