Abraham Lincoln Conspiracies

Mavlud, Seth, Reid

Conspiracy #1

Lincoln's Assassination was the result of a grand, mastermind plot

It was not only John Wilkes Booth who planned to kill Lincoln. There were many other people who helped him escape and and then housed him. Herold guided Lewis Powell to kill William Seward. George Atzerodt was assigned to kill Andrew Johnson, the vice president. Mary Suratt and her son, John Suratt housed Booth and cared for him in their tavern.

Other People Involved

ALL OFF THESE PEOPLE HELPED BOOTH ASSASSINATE LINCOLN AND ESCAPE, IT WAS A BIG PLOT

John Booth's Background

He was an actor so he could get into the president's box easily. He then had military experience so he knew what he was doing and where to shoot Lincoln. He also attempted to kidnap Lincoln before but failed.
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The gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln (shot in the head)

Any Questions?

Some people might ask, why would Booth even want to assassinate Abraham Lincoln? The answer is, he was wealthy and white. He had the money to own slaves which Lincoln brought an end to. This angered him thus causing him to show malice upon Lincoln. You might also ask, why would booth need more people to help him assassinate Lincoln if he was an actor and he could get near the President so easily? He needed help to escape and he needed a house to stay, especially after he hurt his leg. Without some of these people he probably would have been shot in the theatre or caught immediately. Mary Suratt and her son, John housed him while Dr. Mudd cured for his hurt leg.
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