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  • Abraham Lincoln's Impact On American History

    the great Abraham Lincoln occurred at Ford 's Theater; and forever changed the course of American history. The events of Lincoln 's assassination have since been surrounded by continuous mystery, and endless possible conspiracies; but one fact that is without doubt is the identity of the cold, steel killing device that mercilessly took the great leader from his loving people far too soon. On that notorious night in April, John Wilkes Booth brandished a walnut handled .44 caliber Philadelphia derringer single shot pistol; and delivered what would result in being…

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  • The Derringer Pistol Short Story

    important in and of themselves, but also because of the story they tell.” (Silverman). Our society should remember the Derringer Pistol because the story behind it is significant. The Derringer Pistol has a personal story that is important, the inventor and the gun itself is interesting, also it had a major event in history which changed how people see it today. This gun has a compelling personal story. It’s not my gun, but it is my dad’s gun that he got back in 2011. He never shot it; and it…

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  • James L. Swanson's Influence On History

    started on his tenth birthday. On his tenth birthday, he received a frame with an engraving of Booth’s Derringer pistol and an April 15, 1865 “Chicago Tribune” clipping. The person who gave him these peculiar gifts was his grandmother, Elizabeth who is a veteran of Chicago's legendary tabloid newspaper scene. As a kid, Swanson admired the late historian John Hope Franklin. This late historian was an influential figure responsible for introducing the African-American experience into mainstream…

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  • Summary Of John Wilkes Booth's Assassination

    Last night on April 14, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate advocate shot our nation's President. This occurred at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. John Wilkes Booth has planned many attempts to assassinate the President. Booth was a Maryland native born in 1838. At 10:15 Booth slipped into the President’s box and shot him in the back of the head with a .44 caliber single shot derringer after puncturing Henry Rathbone a young army…

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  • Causes And Consequences Of The Emancipation Proclamation

    “President Lincoln was attending a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater, with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln.” John Wilkes Booth made his way to the balcony where President Lincoln was with his wife and an officer named Major Henry R. Rathbone (“Lincoln Papers”). John Wilkes Booth aimed his .44-caliber derringer at the back of Lincoln’s head. Major Henry R. Rathbone tried to capture Booth, but Booth slashed Rathbone’s arm and then jumped off the balcony. After jumping off the…

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  • How Did Abraham Lincoln's Assassination Impact The World

    are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations”. Abraham Lincoln, was an amazing man and impacted the world in many amazing ways, such as playing a key role in freeing the slaves, he also did great things before he become president. He was a prestigious lawyer with a good reputation, he even was elected to the United…

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  • Essay On Gun Violence

    The second amendment was adopted in 1791. Around 1791, guns were used for the purpose to gather food and self-defense. Guns in 1791 were single-shot, not automatic, made by a gunsmith, and loaded through the muzzle. Also, guns in 1791 would not have or be the following: automatic, smokeless powder, load bullet from magazines, interchangeable parts, and large magazines. It is a large section of different types of firearms that are made. There are seven different type of firearms, along different…

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  • Abraham Lincoln Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States and the president had a wife and one son their names are Mary Todd Lincoln and Robert Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on “April 14, 1865” in Washington at a play called Our “American Cousin”. Lincoln and his wife were sitting in a box circle and they were watching the play. “John Wilkes Booth” was an “Actor” in the play so when Booth heard laughter from the audience he grabbed his knife in his left hand and his gun in…

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  • Abraham Lincoln's Assassination Research Paper

    Wilkes Booth. This assassination was not the only plot made up by Booth however. On March 17, 1865, “A plot hatched by John Wilkes Booth to kidnap President Lincoln is aborted when the President fails to make a scheduled trip to a soldiers ' hospital.” After this failed attempt, Booth relentlessly continues thinking about the assassination and ends up coming up with his new plot, which gets carried out. Twenty-eight days later, accompanied by his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, Major Henry R.…

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  • Biography Of Patrick Kearney

    extract the bullet from the victim 's head to make sure that it would not be traced to his gun. He later buried George 's dismembered body behind his garage. Kearney did not kill since then until for over a year following this murder. Primarily out of fear that law enforcement would find out about George 's disappearance. As time went on Kearney seemed to become a pro at killing, he would do this much more frequently and efficiently . At the beginning of nineteen seventy four, Kearney is…

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