The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln 's Assassination Essay

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What was the motivation behind John Wilkes Booth’s plan to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln? While there have been many tragic events in the history of the United States, Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was one of the most tragic event to ever occur. For example, many people thought that President Lincoln was the best man to unite the country together after the war, but instead he was killed in cold blood. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. A few months before Lincoln was born, his brother, Thomas, bought a farm that was near Elizabethtown. The farm had a log cabin on the property, which would later be the birthing site of the 16th president. When he was nine years old, Lincoln’s mother, Nancy, died from tremetol, which is now known as milk sickness. Milk sickness is poison that affects people that drink or eat dairy products from a cow or sheep that has ingested a white snakeroot plant. Abraham grew distant from his father. Lincoln grew up in poverty, but went to school to get an education. Lincoln says his education as, “There were some, so called; but no qualification was ever required of a teach, beyond ‘readin, writin, and cipherin,’ to the Rule of Three. If a straggler supposed to understand latin, happened to sojourned in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course when I came of age, I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write,…

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