Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Focus Question- What led him to believe his beliefs if he knew he might get assassinated?
FAQ- Why did he get assassinated?
Why didn't booth work in a group?
Where was his security?
Why did he get death threats?
Was he a big part of the war?


Important:
Presidential box was unguarded during assassination
Received death threats in the mail
Didn't have a secret service to protect him

Interesting:
Booth decided to assassinate him after 2 failed kidnap attempts.

Assassination Notes

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John Wilkes born in Maryland
Who
Was he the first child?
1
Before the assassination, Booth wrote a letter to his mother to avenge the south by killing Abraham Lincoln.
Motive
Did he have more motives?
3
President was un guarded during the shooting.
Security
Why was there no security?
3
Shooting happened on April 15, 1865, but Lincoln died a day later. But he was buried in Illinois almost a month later.
When
Why couldn't doctors save him?
3
Received Death Threats in the Mail
Security
Why did people want him dead?
3
Abraham Lincoln didn't have a secret service to protect him.
Security
Why did protection for the president no exist yet?
3
Wilks Booth was a confederate. He thought Lincoln was turning into a dictator.
Who
Did this give him a motive to kill Lincoln?
2
Booth was at Lincolns reconstruction speech for the country.
What
Why did he go to the speech if he hated him so much?
2
Booth decided to assassinate him after 2 failed kidnap attempts.
Why
had he known anyone who had tried to kidnap Lincoln?
2
Booth used two weapons on the night of the attack. A knife and a pistol.
What
Why didn't he use only one weapon?
4
That day was one of the happiest days in his life.
when
What made the day so special?
5
At first, Booth planned to kidnap the president for the Confederate prisoners.
motive
Why did he change his mind and kill the president?
5
Lincoln's bodyguard left during Intermission.
Security
Why did they feel such a strong need to leave?
5
Booth was killed a few weeks after the assassination.
Who
Why didn't he turn himself in and kept living.
5
President Johnson was sworn into office less than 3 hours after the assassination.
Aftermath
Why did they replace the president so quickly?
5
The presidents casket was driven in many different cities before being buried.
Aftermath
Why did they keep going to different cities.
6
Lincoln almost decided to not go to the play.
When
Why did he feel the need to not go?
6
They also planned on attacking the vice president.
Motive
Why didn't they plan on attacking the vice president.
5
Some people cheered when Lincoln was assassinated.
Aftermath
Why did they not support Lincoln?
5
The assassination was about 5 days after the surrender of Robert E. Lee.
Why
Is this why he was assassinated?

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