Essay on John Wilkes Booth

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John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth ( A man with a mission) is known as killing one of our U . S presidents, Abraham Lincoln. How did he do it when did he do it and where did he do it at? Lincoln helping abolish slavery state by state to try to stop the civil war. John Wilkes Booth as he was known as a professional actor before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Today his life is often forgotten and is also overlooked in schools around the world John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in a log house. The family home was on property near Bel Air, Maryland, twenty- five miles south of the Mason- Dixon line. Elder brother Edwin supervised his younger brother's upbringing. Later Edwin and older sister Asia would write about…show more content…
Mudd and others, to capture the President and transport him to Richmond. By capturing Lincoln, they expected to force the federal government to return Confederate prisoners of war who were confined in Union prisons and then return them to fight Union forces. After nearly five months of planning, the attempt to capture the president took place on March 17, 1865. Mr. Lincoln, however, disappointed the would-be captors by changing his plans. Instead of visiting a hospital outside of Washington, President Lincoln attended a luncheon at the National Hotel. This was the hotel Booth used as his temporary home while in Washington, DC. On April 14, 1865 Good Friday, in Ford's Theater on the presidential balcony standing a close nine feet away using a .5 caliber gun John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln. The theater was performing "Our American Cousin,". If Lincoln had turned around, he would have known his assailant right away, for he had seen him perform. On the occasion of Booth performing, "Our American Cousin," Lincoln asked to see Booth. Though Booth being true to the south declined the offer. After Booth shot the president, he jumped off the fifteen foot balcony while yelling, "Sic semper tyrannis!" (the virginia state motto, "Thus ever to tyrants!") (Booth, John Wilkes) He caught his spur on the bunting, fell, and broke his left leg. After exiting Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth mounted a
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