The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln Essay

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“Sic Semper Tyrannis” or “Thus always I bring death to tyrants” were the famous words of Confederate actor John Wilkes Booth after he shot President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a devastating event that will be forever remembered in the hearts of all American citizens. On April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado, Booth’s words became a part of another American tragedy; Columbine high school was the setting for arguably one of the most infamous school shootings in the history of America. Two average American boys, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris would make Columbine high school one of the most famous in the world by taking aim at their peers and teachers, yet few people know that the notorious shooting was originally planned to be a massive bombing. One of the boys wore a shirt under his trench coat with the infamous words blazen on the front to guarantee that their message was understood-- they were seeking what they considered as justice when they were setting off bombs in their high school. The school shooting was not the original plan for the two seniors, Harris and Klebold had planned to blow their high school to smithereens. Firearms were suppose to play only a small part the attack or what the boys called “Judgement Day.” Jefferson County Police Department, the local department that handled the case, has recently released the journals of the two shooters; the journals include detailed itineraries for the attack and all of the trials
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