The Events Leading Up to the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

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The events leading up to the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

"There are men who want to take my life. And I have no doubt they will do it. . . If it is to be done, it is impossible to prevent it." This quote can closely be related to Abraham Lincoln and his assassination. This shows that President Lincoln was committed to his beliefs and traditions. When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, it was because his killer was an anti-abolitionist, and he did not agree with Lincoln’s ways. He was a strong and intellectual way and was often frowned upon for his thinking. He died for what he believed in and he did not want it any other way.
Sixteenth President-Elected March of 1861. In his short presidency Abraham Lincoln guided our
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Lincoln wanted change, big change. Reconstruction is referred to as the period after the Civil War, when economy and social structures were rebuilt. Reconstruction began during the war as Lincoln and his associates pondered questions of how to bring everyone together. They were all reforming from the fall of the Confederacy. When Richmond finally gave in to Lincoln in 1865, white slave owners looked at Lincoln with a look of disgust. On the other hand, free men approached him as if he were a hero. Not long after this, Lincoln “redefined” what it meant to be a republican. Lincoln directed politics more towards the Declaration of Independence. He wanted people to focus more of the freedom aspect of the Declaration of Independence. After this he guaranteed a republican form of government. The entire time Lincoln was exploring the cause and effects of democracy.
John Wilkes Booth was Lincoln’s assassin. There were a plethora of reasons Booth loathed President Lincoln. The Booth families were slave owners; therefore they were not supportive of Lincoln wanting to abolish slavery. Booth was not in favor of anything that The Lincoln had in mind for our Country. On the night that Booth killed President Lincoln he had several co-conspirators. They all met at a restaurant not far from Ford’s theatre to plan to abduct the President. Booth overheard that the President would be attending a matinee performance that afternoon on the outskirts of

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