[Answer] Who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Answer: John Wilkes Booth
Who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Abraham Lincoln the 16th president of the United States was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14 1865 while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. Shot in the head as he watched the play Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 am in the Petersen House opposite the theater. He was the first U.S. president to be assassinated w…

Abraham Lincoln the 16th president of the United States was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14 1865 while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. Shot in the head as he watched the play Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 am in the Petersen House opposite the theater. He was the first U.S. president to be assassinated with his funeral and burial marking an extended period of national mourning. Occurring near the end of the American Civil War the assassination was part of a larger conspiracy intended by Booth to revive the Confederate cause by eliminating the three most important officials of the United States government. Conspirators Lewis Powell and David Herold were assigned to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward and George Atzerodt was tasked with killing Vice President Andrew Johnson. Beyond Lincoln’s death the plot failed: Seward was only wounded and Johnson’s would-be attacker lost his nerve. After a dramatic initial escape Booth was killed at the climax of a 12-day manhunt. Powell Herold Atzerodt and Mary Surratt were later hanged for their roles in the conspiracy.

Abandoned plan to kidnap Lincoln John Wilkes Booth born in Maryland into a family of prominent stage actors had by the time of the assassination become a famous actor and national celebrity in his own right. He was also an outspoken Confederate sympathizer; in late 1860 he was initiated in the pro-Confederate

Abandoned plan to kidnap Lincoln John Wilkes Booth born in Maryland into a family of prominent stage actors had by the time of the assassination become a famous actor and national celebrity in his own right. He was also an outspoken Confederate sympathizer; in late 1860 he was initiated in the pro-Confederate Knights of the Golden Circle in Baltimore . In March 1864 Ulysses S. Grant commander of the Union armies suspended the exchange of prisoners of war with the Confederate Army to increase pressure on the manpower-starved South. Booth conceived a plan to kidnap Lincoln in order to blackmail the North into resuming prisoner exchanges and recruited Samuel Arnold George Atzerodt David Herold Michael O’Laughlen Lewis Powell (also known as “Lewis Paine”) and John Surratt to help him. Surratt’s mother Mary Surratt left her tavern in Surrattsville Maryland and moved to a house in Washington D.C. where Booth became a frequent visitor. While Booth and Lincoln were not personally acquainted Lincoln had seen Booth at Ford’s in 1863. After the assassination actor Frank Mordaunt wrote that Lincoln who apparently harbored no suspicions about Booth admired the actor and had repeatedly invited him (without success) to visit the White House. Booth attended Lincoln’s second inauguration o…

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