John Wilkes Booth

By: Ali Saniei and Eric Burns

Early Years

  • Born on May 10, 1838
  • Born near Bel Air, Maryland.
  • He went to Milton Boarding School for Boy's.
  • He was a theater actor.
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Contribution to the Civil War

  • He was a confederate secret agent.
  • He had a failed attempt at kidnapping Abraham Lincoln.
  • He then assassinated Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865

Life After the Civil War

  • He soon died close after the Civil War on April 26, 1865

Interesting Facts

  • He was his father's favorite child out of 10.
  • He was 5"8.
  • When Abe was on his death bed he didn't know John slept in it before.
  • He invested into a Pennsylvania oil well.
  • They found his mummy in 1937.
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