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Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

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Kymara Ardis

on 24 May 2012

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Lincoln's Assassination John Wilkes Booth, shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, on April 15. Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. He taught himself law, then passed the BAR and became a skillful lawyer. When his reputation and skills grew, he was appointed House of Representative because of his opposition to slavery. Lincoln was nominated president in 1860, and defeated Douglas, John C. Breckinridge, and John Bell in the campaign. Lincoln lost eleven states to the Confederacy, he campaigned successfully in keeping four border states from seceding. Lincoln's goal was to preserve the Union at all costs. Lincoln was reelected in 1864. Soon after, the southern states surrendered at Appomattox , and The Civil War was over. Lincoln lost eleven states to the Confederacy, but he campaigned successfully in keeping four border states from seceding. Lincoln's goal was to preserve the Union at all costs. He freed all slaves from the southern states on January 1, and was reelected in 1864, soon after the Civil War was over. Five days after the Civil War ended, Abraham Lincoln and his wife went to see a play at Ford's Theater, in Washington D.C. Booth entered the play, past the guards, and silently into the presidential box. The bullet entered through Lincoln's left ear and continued behind his right eye. He instantly became paralyzed and was barely breathing. He was carried to a boarding-house, across the theater, but the doctors' efforts failed. Nine hours later, at 7:22 AM on April 15th, Lincoln died. Booth was captured and shot instantly hiding in a barn. Abraham Lincoln is symbolized on our everyday used pennies and $5 bills. Him wanting to preserve the Union and being against slavery has made the US what it is today.
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