Abraham Lincoln

Debra Camacho

The Death of Abraham....

On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Actor John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of the head before jumping onto the stage and escaping to Maryland. Lincoln died on April 15th.

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.

In 1860 the Republican National Convention met and chose Lincoln as their candidate for president of the United States

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