The Truth About Lincolns Death
By: Sophie, Emma, Kyle, and Yomari
Lincoln's Assassination was the result of a grand, mastermind plot.
In the tragic assassination of our 16th president, we have finally come to the sad conclusion that Vice President Andrew Johnson was a part of it. Johnson and Lincoln's killer Booth had known each other for quite some time before the assassination. The day the action took place, Booth had stopped to see Johnson and chat. He wanted the power of becoming president of the United States, and disagreed with Lincoln's values. Also, it was staged that Alzerodt "chickened out" and couldn't assassinate him, when in fact it was just staged to make it look like he wasn't part of the planning.
Johnson wasn't the only one involved...
Powerful international Bankers opposed Lincoln's money policy and they weren't happy when Lincoln rejected their offer for Civil War loans. They wanted control of the US economy; they'd only get it if Lincoln was dead. So as a result, they helped plan the assassination of the president.
John Wilkes Booth
Some bankers who disagreed with Lincoln's money policy.
Mary Suratt, Lewis Powell, George Alzerodt, and David Heorold.
On the Other Hand...
There are other Conspiracies...
Other points being made are that Lincoln's assassination was the idea of four angry men; Booth and his allies. They had help from trusted friends like Mary Suratt and they just wanted to avenge the South because they disagreed with Lincoln's presidential actions. Another point is that if it was a big plot, it would have been a much more efficient plan. Instead of a spontaneous decision edited that morning, it would have been planned, and executed in a better manner. These conspiracies are wrong because there is evidence of Booth's interactions with other people involved in his assassination.