Assassination of Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth, killing Lincoln
History behind the Assassination of Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln gave a speech, during his speech, Lincoln called for limited Negro suffrage, giving the right to vote to those who had served in the military during the war. During the speech John W. Booth said "That means nigger citizenship. That is the last speech he will ever make." As a result of that speech, Mr.Booth was furious towards the President. When Mr.Booth herd about the theater that Mr.Lincoln was going to, he saw an opportunity, to kill Abraham Lincoln.
April 14, 1865
Well Mr.Lincoln was watching the play, he was shoot in the back of the head, by Mr.Booth. When Mr.Booth escaped he broke his leg when he jumped out of the box seats and he said as he was running away "Sic semper tyrannis" ("Thus always to tyrants").