The Death Of Abraham Lincoln, Archimedes, And Julius Caesar

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Roman politician, Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” Three influential men, Abraham Lincoln, Archimedes, and Julius Caesar were brutally assassinated, impacting their culture in a significant way. Abraham Lincoln, an influential man, was brutally assassinated. After the Civil War drew to a closure, John Wilkes Booth, “a supporter of slavery, [who was still enraged at the War’s turnout,] believed that Lincoln was determined to overthrow the Constitution and to destroy his beloved South,” ( He sketched up a plan to secretly kidnap President Abraham Lincoln. Unfortunately, his plan failed when Lincoln did not appear at Booth’s desired location on his ideal day. Disappointed, Booth drew up another plan to assassinate the President. He discovered that the President had tickets for the show, “Our American Cousin,” at Ford’s theater. Booth, a former actor at the theater, slipped into President Lincoln’s private box. “Using a .44 caliber derringer pistol—a small, easily concealed handgun—Booth fired a single shot into Lincoln’s brain,” brutally ending his life. Booth escaped from the theater after his evil act, causing, “one of the largest manhunts in history, with 10,000 federal troops, detectives, and police tracking the assassin down,” ( The hunt for Booth lasted two weeks until Federal troops finally cornered him in an old tobacco barn in Maryland. There Booth died. On the

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