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Where did Abraham Lincoln die?  Who killed him?

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itune | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted November 29, 2008 at 1:07 PM via web

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Where did Abraham Lincoln die?  Who killed him?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 29, 2008 at 2:05 PM (Answer #1)

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“Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").”  President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15 at the White House. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed.

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dbello | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted November 30, 2008 at 9:56 AM (Answer #2)

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President Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theater while attending the play "Our American Cousin." He was shot by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate soldier and sympathizer. There were three doctors in the theater, Charles Leale, Charles Taft, and Albert King. These men attended to the President and it was decided  to move the President across the street to William Petersen's Boarding House, as it was thought too dangerous to travel back to The White House. Other doctors were notified, including Lincoln's personal physican Dr. Robert Stone, who also sat with him in the room at the boarding house. The written account included such information as Lincoln's level of awareness, the hysteria of his wife, the opinions of the doctors, and a mention that his body had to be placed on an angle, as he was too tall for the bed. The wound was mortal and as a result all anyone could do was to keep the President as comfortable as possible. On the morning of April 15th,1865, less than one week after the Civil War ended the President died in William Petersen's Boarding House. He was 56 years old.

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lhc | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 21, 2008 at 1:33 AM (Answer #3)

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Abraham Lincoln was killed by a disgruntled Confederate spy/actor named John Wilkes Booth.  Booth shot Lincoln while he was watching a play at Ford's Theatre in D.C. a few days after the South surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia.  Lincoln was taken across the street to Peterson House where he died about nine hours later. 

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM (Answer #4)

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Fatally wounded shortly after 10 p.m. on April 15, 1865, while attending a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D. C., President Abraham Lincoln died a short time later at a boarding house across the street. Lincoln had arrived late for the performance of Our American Cousin, accompanied by his wife Mary and several invited guests, and the show was halted temporarily as they were escorted to the presidential box. Lincoln was greeted by applause from the audience before being seated in a rocking chair. Shortly thereafter, John Wilkes Booth entered through the back of Ford's about 9 p.m., and the well-known actor made his way backstage to a hallway adjacent to the presidential box. Lincoln's bodyguard had departed during intermission, leaving Booth a clear path to his intended target. Waiting for an opportune moment, Booth entered the rear of the presidential box and fired one shot into Lincoln's head. Lincoln fell forward and was soon supported by his wife. Booth made his escape by jumping to the stage below, where he fractured his fibula before fleeing from the theatre. Meanwhile, several doctors in attendance rushed to Lincoln's assistance. Though the President was still breathing, it was determined that the wound was mortal. He was borne across the street and into a first-floor bedroom at Petersen's Boarding House. Family and cabinet members arrived to hold vigil, but little could be done for the fallen President. Lincoln survived through the night, dying shortly after 7 a.m. 

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angelina18 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted May 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM (Answer #5)

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Abraham Lincoln was the first president to die of assassination. He was shot in the back of his head by John Wilkes Booth, a well known actor and Confederate spy from Maryland. Lincoln's assassination was at Ford's Theatre in Washington, where he had been watching Our American Cousin on April 14, 1865, which was Good Friday. He was shot once, at point blank range, at approximately 10:15 PM.

Once he was shot, he was carried from the theatre to a boarding house across the street from the theatre. He remained in a comatose state for over 8 hours. Many doctors offered to help, and some examined the President, but there was ultimately nothing to be done, as the bullet was lodged deep in the President's brain. He died at approximately 7:22 AM the following morning, April 15, 1865.

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dfsaxon | Elementary School Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted December 8, 2008 at 7:32 AM (Answer #6)

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President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on Friday April 14, 1865 as he sat in the "State Box" at the Ford's Theater in Washington, DC.  President Lincoln was taken from the theater across the street to the Petersen's Boarding House where he died the next morning on April 15, 1865.

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Posted August 4, 2011 at 6:44 PM (Answer #7)

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John Wilkes Booth was a well-known actor and a Confederate spy from Maryland; though he never joined the Confederate army, he is said to have clearly had contacts with the Confederate secret service.[242] In 1864, Booth formulated a plan (very similar to one of Thomas N. Conrad previously authorized by the Confederacy[243]) to kidnap Lincoln in exchange for the release of Confederate prisoners. After attending an April 11 speech in which Lincoln promoted voting rights for blacks, an incensed Booth changed his plans and became determined to assassinate the president.[244] Learning that the President, First Lady, and head Union general Ulysses S. Grant would be attending Ford's Theatre, Booth formulated a plan with co-conspirators to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State William H. Seward and General Grant. Without his main bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln left to attend the play Our American Cousin on April 14, 1865. Grant along with his wife chose at the last minute to travel to Philadelphia instead of attending the play.[245]

Lincoln's bodyguard, John Parker, left Ford's Theater during intermission to join Lincoln's coachman for drinks in the Star Saloon next door. The now unguarded President sat in his state box in the balcony. Seizing the opportunity, Booth crept up from behind and at about 10:13 pm, aimed at the back of Lincoln's head and fired at point-blank range, mortally wounding the President. Major Henry Rathbone momentarily grappled with Booth but Booth stabbed him and escaped.[246][247]

After being on the run for ten days, Booth was tracked down and found on a farm in Virginia, some 30 miles (48 km) south of Washington D.C. After a brief fight, Booth was killed by Union soldiers on April 26An Army surgeon, Doctor Charles Leale, assessed Lincoln's wound as mortal. The dying man was taken across the street to Petersen House. After being in a coma for nine hours, Lincoln died at 7:22 am on April 15. Presbyterian minister Phineas Densmore Gurley, then present, was asked to offer a prayer, after which Secretary of War Stanton saluted and said, "Now he belongs to the ages."[

Lincoln's flag-enfolded body was then escorted in the rain to the White House by bareheaded Union officers, while the city's church bells rang. Vice President Johnson was sworn in as President at 10:00 am the day after the assassination. Lincoln lay in state in the East Room, and then in the Capitol Rotunda from April 19– April 21, 1865, before the funeral train bore him to his final resting place in Springfield, Illinois.

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oceanlover1 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted August 21, 2011 at 10:52 PM (Answer #8)

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On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford's Theater that night were his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a twenty-eight year-old officer named Major Henry R. Rathbone, and Rathbone's fiancee, Clara Harris. After the play was in progress, a figure with a drawn derringer pistol stepped into the presidential box, aimed, and fired. The president slumped forward.

The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, dropped the pistol and waved a dagger. Rathbone lunged at him, and though slashed in the arm, forced the killer to the railing. Booth leapt from the balcony and caught the spur of his left boot on a flag draped over the rail, and shattered a bone in his leg on landing. Though injured, he rushed out the back door, and disappeared into the night on horseback.

A doctor in the audience immediately went upstairs to the box. The bullet had entered through Lincoln's left ear and lodged behind his right eye. He was paralyzed and barely breathing. He was carried across Tenth Street, to a boarding-house opposite the theater, but the doctors' best efforts failed. Nine hours later, at 7:22 AM on April 15th, Lincoln died.

At almost the same moment Booth fired the fatal shot, his accomplice, Lewis Paine, attacked Lincoln's Secretary of State, William Henry Seward. Seward lay in bed, recovering from a carriage accident. Paine entered the mansion, claiming to have a delivery of medicine from the Secretary's doctor. Seward's son, Frederick, was brutally beaten while trying to keep Paine from his father's door. Paine slashed the Secretary's throat twice, then fought his way past Seward's son Augustus, an attending hospital corps veteran, and a State Department messenger.

Paine escaped into the night, believing his deed complete. However, a metal surgical collar saved Seward from certain death. The Secretary lived another seven years, during which he retained his seat with the Johnson administration, and purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867.

There were at least four conspirators in addition to Booth involved in the mayhem. Booth was shot and captured while hiding in a barn near Bowling Green, Virginia, and died later the same day, April 26, 1865. Four co-conspirators, Paine, George Atzerodt, David Herold, and Mary Surratt, were hanged at the gallows of the Old Penitentiary, on the site of present-day Fort McNair, on July 7, 1865.

 

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nrvangiesen | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted July 2, 2011 at 1:54 AM (Answer #9)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").” President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family in someone else's room in a boarding house/hotel. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed. Soon after, the killer of Booth committed suicide after going insane.

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smartipi | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted September 21, 2011 at 7:32 AM (Answer #10)

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Aberham lincon was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at Forbes Theater in DC. He was shot in the head by the actor who managed to escape, but broke a leg in the process. His panicked wife hurried him to a house across the steet where he died the next day April 15. If you were wonderong about Booth he was finally found and burned to death

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sourodip | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted May 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM (Answer #11)

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“Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").”  President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15 at the White House. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed.

 

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amethsyt97 | Student | Honors

Posted July 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM (Answer #12)

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The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, and his battered Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson thirty years before in 1835.

The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known actor John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy intended to rally the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting. Booth plotted with Lewis Powell and George Atzerodt to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward and Vice President Andrew Johnson as well. By simultaneously striking down the top three in the line of succession, Booth and his co-conspirators hoped to throw the Union government into disarray.

Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. He died the next morning. The rest of the plot failed. Powell only managed to wound Seward, while Atzerodt, Johnson's would-be assassin, lost his nerve and fled.

 

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cllebeau | Elementary School Teacher | Honors

Posted September 4, 2011 at 2:34 AM (Answer #13)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head on the evening of April 14, 1865. He was attending a play, Our American Cousin, at the Ford Theater. He was taken across the street to a boarding house, The Peterson House, where he died within 24 hours of being shot. The man who shot him was an actor and part of larger assignation plot, John Wilkes Booth. I believe the bed he died in is in a museum in Chicago.

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justinvontran | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted September 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM (Answer #14)

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President Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theater while attending a play. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an ex-Confederate soldier and pro-Confederate sympathizer. The gunshot wound was fatal, and as a result all anyone could do was to keep the President as comfortable as possible. On the morning of April 15th,1865, less than one week after the Civil War ended the President died. He was 56 years old.

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shivangivardhan | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted September 6, 2011 at 1:06 AM (Answer #15)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").”  President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15 at the White House. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed.

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booksrfun211 | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted September 7, 2011 at 3:44 AM (Answer #16)

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he was shot by john wilkes booth in the Ford theater, but died in a boarding house across the street under the care of a doctor

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irha-nadeem | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted September 18, 2011 at 12:35 AM (Answer #17)

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The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on  Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, and his battered Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to GeneralUlysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated,though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson thirty years before in 1835.

The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known actor John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy intended to rally the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting. Booth plotted with Lewis Powelland George Atzerodt to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward and Vice President Andrew Johnson as well. By simultaneously striking down the top three in the line of succession, Booth and his co-conspirators hoped to throw the Union government into disarray.

Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. with his wife,Mary Todd Lincoln. He died the next morning. The rest of the plot failed. Powell only managed to wound Seward, while Atzerodt, Johnson's would-be assassin, lost his nerve and fled.

 

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spatrickdavis | Middle School Teacher | Honors

Posted September 22, 2011 at 8:20 AM (Answer #18)

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Abraham Lincoln died by an assassin's bullet in Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.  Allegedly killed by John Wilkes Booth, an actor.

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munmunlil | College Teacher | Honors

Posted September 22, 2011 at 9:42 PM (Answer #19)

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He was shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
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Posted June 6, 2011 at 12:32 AM (Answer #20)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").”  President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15 at the White House. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed.

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nrvangiesen | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted July 2, 2011 at 1:49 AM (Answer #21)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").” President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed. Soon after, the killer of Booth committed suicide.

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mleyba1914 | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted July 3, 2011 at 1:32 PM (Answer #22)

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Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. You can tour this theater and also check out their history at the website. His likely killer was the actor, John Wilkes Booth. Wilkes was never tried for the crime since he was likely killed soon after the shooting. Other conspirators were tried and convicted including Dr. Samuel Mudd and Mary Surratt. Dr. Mudd was sent to prison and Mary Surratt was hung to death at Fort McNair in Washington D.C.
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mksb | Student | Salutatorian

Posted September 10, 2011 at 7:12 PM (Answer #23)

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Abraham Lincoln died in Washington, DC on April 15, 1865. The previous evening, he and the First Lady were attending a play at Ford's Theatre. It was during the play that he was shot by John Wilkes Booth. The President was taken across the street to the Petersen House where he died the following day.
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chasebrown | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted September 18, 2011 at 12:37 PM (Answer #24)

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He died in bed on April 15 In Washington DC. However he was shot the day before (my birthday just to let everyone know) in the balcony at a play with his wife. John Wilkes Boothe was the culprit that shot him from behind. He then jumped off of the balcony and broke his leg. However, he managed to limp to a nearby wearhouse.

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joshuayen | Student | Honors

Posted September 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM (Answer #25)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth.

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Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM (Answer #26)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.  He was shot at Ford's Theatre, which is located in Washington D.C.  The following day, April 15th, he died.  He was at the Peterson Boarding House at the time of his death.

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snickel1 | College Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted September 9, 2011 at 3:54 AM (Answer #27)

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He was shot up by John Wilkes Booth in Ford Theater (in Washington D.C.)  Technically though he died in a house across the street.

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mustafanw | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted June 14, 2011 at 7:52 PM (Answer #28)

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“Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").”  President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15 at the White House. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed.

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kellymartin | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted August 8, 2011 at 6:01 AM (Answer #29)

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He was killed in the Ford Theater by John Wilkes Booth

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aurora101 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted September 5, 2011 at 1:33 AM (Answer #30)

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Abraham Lincoln died in Ford's Theater watching "Our American Cousin" when John Wilkes Booth shot him.

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pjdrishtijain | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 4, 2011 at 12:15 AM (Answer #31)

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Abraham Linkon was killed on April 14, 1865 at Fords theatre by Jhon Wilkes Booth

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Posted October 13, 2011 at 1:58 AM (Answer #32)

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Abraham Lincoln died in Petersen House on April 15th 1865. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. He was 56 years, 2 months and 3 days old when he died.

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fontanateacher | Middle School Teacher | eNoter

Posted October 30, 2011 at 9:06 AM (Answer #33)

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Lincoln was shot in the back of the head at Ford's theater in Washi ngton D.C.  (then lso known as Washington City).  He was shot by John Wilkes Booth.  He actually died in the rooming house across the stree from the theater

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matthew0109 | Student | Honors

Posted November 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM (Answer #34)

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Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor.

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downey | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 19, 2011 at 8:49 AM (Answer #35)

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He was shot in ford theatrein the presidentialbox. He was shot by john Wilkes booth

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anitakir2lyne | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted December 2, 2011 at 8:46 PM (Answer #36)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot in the Presidential Box at the Ford's Theater, Washington D.C., on the 14th of April, 1865. He was shot in the back of the head from a Philadelphia Derringer by stage Actor John Wilkes Booth.

The assasination was part of a Confederacy Plan to eliminate the head of state, and the two successive candidates to replace him, in an attempt to throw the Union into disarray.

His co-conspirators Lewis Powell and David Herold were assigned to assasinate the secretary of state and the vice president respectively. Except for the assasination on President Lincoln, none of the other attempts succeeded.

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aabbeir | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted December 7, 2011 at 3:00 AM (Answer #37)

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He did not die  in the Ford Theater. He died in hospital with his family after John Wilkins Booth shot him while he was watching a show from the box.

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surya222 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:46 PM (Answer #38)

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The assassination of United States PresidentAbraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday,[1] April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia,Robert E. Lee, and his battered Army of Northern Virginiasurrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated,[2] though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson thirty years before in 1835. He was followed by James A. GarfieldWilliam McKinley and John F. Kennedy in the order, all being shot. However some died days after the fact, with infections caused by unsterile medical equipment.[3]

The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy in a bid to help the Confederacy's cause. Booth's co-conspirators were Lewis Powell and David Herold, who were assigned to kill Secretary of StateWilliam H. Seward and George Atzerodt who was to killVice President Andrew Johnson as well. By simultaneously eliminating the top three in the line of succession in the Federal government, Booth and his co-conspirators hoped to throw the Union government into disarray.

Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.. He died early the next morning and the rest of the plot failed. Powell only managed to wound Seward, while Atzerodt, Johnson's would-be assassin, lost his nerve and fled Washington.

 

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rachelmm1 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 5, 2012 at 5:11 AM (Answer #39)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth on april 14, 1865.

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kgilrth | Elementary School Teacher | eNoter

Posted February 7, 2012 at 4:09 PM (Answer #40)

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Fords Theater, Washington, D.C. By John Wilkes Booth
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jojo56 | College Teacher | Honors

Posted February 12, 2012 at 9:30 PM (Answer #41)

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Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 whilst watching a performance of the play, “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington D. C.  Doctors on the scene determined that Lincoln could not survive the trip back to the White House.  A roomer at the Peterson boarding house, located across the street, called out to bring Lincoln into this house. He died there the next morning.

Lincoln’s assassination was part of plan created by John Wilkes Booth, an actor who believed he was helping the Confederate cause. Booth’s plan included co-conspirators who were to have killed Vice President Andrew Johnson and the Secretary of the Sate, William Seward. Seward was wounded but recovered. The man who was to have killed the Vice President lost his nerve and Johnson was not attacked. As Booth leapt from the President’s box after fatally wounding Lincoln, his spur caught in the patriotic bunting, causing him to fracture his fibula as he landed awkwardly on the stage.

As Lincoln, slowly died, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton ran the government. Among the orders he issued was that Booth was to be brought back to Washington alive. On 26 April, near the town of Bowling Green VA., Booth and one the co-conspirators were found in the tobacco barn of Richard Garrett. The usual story is that Corporal Boston Corbett shot Booth either because Booth brandished his carbine or because Corbett thought it was his God-ordained duty to kill him. A more plausible scenario was that Booth, wanting very much to be a hero and also very confused by the South’s outpouring of grief over Lincoln’s death, chose what is now called suicide-by-cop.

Booth was not a part of a Confederate conspiracy, although he was aided by to some extent by Southern sympathizers. Lincoln’s statement on enfranchising the former slaves did alarm many in both the North and South. But Lincoln had also said that his plan was to treat Southerners like brothers who had never left. The South knew that Stanton’s views were very different. Many in the South had voted for Lincoln: their grief was real, as was their fear. Unfortunately, the fear felt in the South was justified as Stanton unleashed the tragedy we call Reconstruction.

Source: The Lincoln Papers: A Collaborative Project of the Library of Congress Manuscript Division and The Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College.

 

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ggerson | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted June 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM (Answer #42)

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He was shot in Ford Theater and died across the street from the shot to his head.

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scavenger2 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted June 12, 2011 at 9:46 PM (Answer #43)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin

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postcardfromparis1 | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted September 4, 2011 at 11:51 PM (Answer #44)

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He was shot at Ford Theater

John Wilkes Booth killed him

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bla603 | Student | eNoter

Posted September 28, 2011 at 2:19 AM (Answer #45)

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John Wilkes Booth Shot Abraham Lincoln on April 14 1865 at Ford's theater in Washinton DC during the play Our American Cousin to symbolize that the confederates will not surrender

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abdulhakeem | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted October 1, 2011 at 7:29 PM (Answer #46)

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Abraham Lincoln did not die in Ford's Theatre. He was shot there but, he did not die instantly. He was rushed to his hotel room just a couple blocks away from the theatreand died in his bed there about eight hours later. He never regained consciousness after being shot

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abdulhakeem | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted October 1, 2011 at 7:30 PM (Answer #47)

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Abraham Lincoln did not die in Ford's Theatre. He was shot there but, he did not die instantly. He was rushed to his hotel room just a couple blocks away from the theatreand died in his bed there about eight hours later. He never regained consciousness after being shot

 

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mgoode1944 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:39 AM (Answer #48)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. while watching the play Our American Cousin with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln. His assassination came five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. John Wilkes Booth, a well known actor at the time was the person who planned and carried out the assassination; he had also plotted with others to assassinate the Secretary of Stae and the Vice President. Lincoln died the morning after he was shot.  John Wilkes Booth was an outspoken Confederate sympathizer.

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irha-nadeem | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted December 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM (Answer #49)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot by stage actor John Wilkes Booth in Ford Theatre on 14th April, 1865, while Abraham was enjoying a show in the theatre.

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dareg17 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted January 31, 2012 at 12:01 PM (Answer #50)

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On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre

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ella301 | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted September 18, 2011 at 7:40 AM (Answer #51)

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he was shot by john wilkes booth in Washington D.C

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paisleysucks52 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 6, 2011 at 6:46 AM (Answer #52)

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He was shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.

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patelmilia98 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted October 12, 2011 at 6:30 AM (Answer #53)

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Abraham Lincoln died at the Petersen House, located across the street from Ford's Theater, where he was shot.

John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln.

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calerin | Student | eNoter

Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:25 AM (Answer #54)

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He was shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.

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johnamichi9 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:34 PM (Answer #55)

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he died in Ford's Theatre and was kiled byJohn Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865

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coollol | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted December 19, 2011 at 8:12 AM (Answer #56)

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He was shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.

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mattfoster | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted January 4, 2012 at 2:50 AM (Answer #57)

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Lincoln was shot in the balcony of Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer.  Interestingly, Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia were supposed to accompany the Lincoln's to the play, but due to Julia's dislike of Mary Lincoln and the Grant's desire to spend time with their children, they declined the invitation.

Also interesting is the fact that John Wilkes Booth was in attendance of these two historical events: the hanging of John Brown, and Lincoln's inauguration to his second term of presidency.

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yash15 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted January 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM (Answer #58)

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After attending an April 11, 1865, speech in which Lincoln promoted voting rights for blacks, an incensed Booth changed his plans and became determined to assassinate the president.[242]Learning that the President, First Lady, and head Union general Ulysses S. Grant would be attending Ford's Theatre, Booth formulated a plan with co-conspirators to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State William H. Seward and General Grant. Without his main bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln left to attend the play Our American Cousin on April 14. Grant along with his wife chose at the last minute to travel to Philadelphia instead of attending the play.[243]

Lincoln's bodyguard, John Parker, left Ford's Theater during intermission to join Lincoln's coachman for drinks in the Star Saloon next door. The now unguarded President sat in his state box in the balcony. Seizing the opportunity, Booth crept up from behind and at about 10:13 pm, aimed at the back of Lincoln's head and fired at point-blank range, mortally wounding the President. Major Henry Rathbone momentarily grappled with Booth but Booth stabbed him and escaped.[244][245]

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asmathwiz | Student | Honors

Posted February 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM (Answer #59)

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Abraham Lincoln was assasinated in Ford movie Theater, by John Booth in an attempt to assasinate 3 governmental officials.

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anzhela1 | Honors

Posted July 20, 2011 at 12:30 AM (Answer #60)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at the Ford Theatere.
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valie77 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted December 31, 2011 at 1:20 AM (Answer #61)

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by john wilkes booth at the ford theatre

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alfreddao | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted February 24, 2012 at 1:50 PM (Answer #62)

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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, and on April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater is shot and killed/assasinated by John Wilkes Booth (an actor who thought that he was helping the Confederate's cause) while watching "Our American Cousin" in Washington D.C, Lincoln slowly dies becasue of the shot to the head and one of his Vice presidents Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th president of the United States Abraham was 56 years of age (Born Feb.12. 1809 Died April.15.1865) His death makes Abraham the first President to be assasinated.

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chico16 | Student | eNoter

Posted March 8, 2012 at 7:08 AM (Answer #63)

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he died next to ford's theatre. he was shor by john wilks boothe, a confederate

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ssdt | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted March 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM (Answer #64)

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President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on Friday April 14, 1865. Booth was a well-known actor and a Confederate spy from Maryland.
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alexulmercomcastnet | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted March 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM (Answer #65)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C on April 14, 1865. He went with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln and a couple of friends to see the play, "Our American Cousin". John Wilks Booth shot President Lincoln that night in the Presidential Box during the 3rd act of the play. Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865 at 7:22 AM.

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clairekidney | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted March 18, 2012 at 6:04 AM (Answer #66)

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He was shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.  He was watching a comedic play called "Our American Cousin" with his wife in the presidential box. And, although Booth killed the president, there were at least four other conspirators to the plan.  It was meant the the president's entire cabinet were to be killed that evening, and a few did. One of the conspirators chickened out at the last second though and one life was saved.

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abigailmarie | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted March 19, 2012 at 6:14 AM (Answer #67)

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For an exact account, I would reccomend the book "Chasing Lincoln's Killer". It is a wonderful book, nonfiction, and very easy to read.

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koalsex | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM (Answer #68)

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“Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").”  President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15 at the White House. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed. 

 

The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincolntook place on  Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, and his battered Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to GeneralUlysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated,though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson thirty years before in 1835.

The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known actor John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy intended to rally the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting. Booth plotted with Lewis Powelland George Atzerodt to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward and Vice President Andrew Johnson as well. By simultaneously striking down the top three in the line of succession, Booth and his co-conspirators hoped to throw the Union government into disarray.

Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousinat Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. with his wife,Mary Todd Lincoln. He died the next morning. The rest of the plot failed. Powell only managed to wound Seward, while Atzerodt, Johnson's would-be assassin, lost his nerve and fled.

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liljack68 | Middle School Teacher | Honors

Posted July 14, 2011 at 6:03 AM (Answer #70)

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Yo Lady Vols 1. Lincoln died in some house across from From Fords Theater. Not the White House.

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theshadowon | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 27, 2011 at 6:31 AM (Answer #71)

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Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865

and no one knows what happens to Booth after that

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jmqualls | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted March 2, 2012 at 1:23 PM (Answer #73)

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He died across the street from Ford's Theater.  He was shot by John Wilks Booth and died from his wounds

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abhi4307 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM (Answer #74)

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. Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on the night of April 14, 1865.

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omar2ehab | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted December 30, 2011 at 2:19 AM (Answer #75)

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he did in the USA in a theatre and john wikes killed him :D

 

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mrjtob | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted January 15, 2012 at 1:09 AM (Answer #76)

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For the best telling of the tale, you need to watch Episode Nine of Ken Burn's: The Civil War.

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jbrenw | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted January 29, 2012 at 9:51 PM (Answer #77)

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Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth

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melonsmasher | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted March 1, 2012 at 10:04 AM (Answer #78)

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Abraham lincoln went to Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C to attend a performance. There, a well known actor by name John Wilkes Booth shot the President with a gun when one of Abraham's secretary went out to get something.

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jeftru | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted March 16, 2012 at 5:38 AM (Answer #79)

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He was shot and killed in the Ford Theater by John Wilkes Booth

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lnj100 | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted March 29, 2012 at 7:13 AM (Answer #80)

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He was shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
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suvetha | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted April 10, 2012 at 5:07 AM (Answer #81)

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Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth

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lexi7619 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted April 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM (Answer #82)

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He was shot in Ford's Theator by John Wilkes Booth.

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lovepeacea | Student | Salutatorian

Posted July 18, 2011 at 7:34 AM (Answer #83)

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John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in Washington D.C when he was watching a play at a theater and when it was over, Booth was outside waiting for him, and when Abe. walked out, John shot him.

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valie77 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted October 15, 2011 at 7:18 PM (Answer #84)

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who has read "a wizards apprentice"

because inside there is a really cool paragraph about coincidence and abraham lincoln

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young2000 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 23, 2012 at 2:31 AM (Answer #85)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted March 26, 2012 at 4:17 AM (Answer #86)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes on 1865.

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kerifyahjawn | Student | eNoter

Posted May 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM (Answer #87)

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Abraham Lincoln was killed by a disgruntled Confederate spy/actor named John Wilkes Booth.  Booth shot Lincoln while he was watching a play at Ford's Theatre in D.C. a few days after the South surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia.  Lincoln was taken across the street to Peterson House where he died about nine hours later

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scarjoe | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted June 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM (Answer #88)

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President Lincoln died at Ford's Theatre. He was assassinated by a man named John Wilkes Booth. Booth shot him in the head and then jumped off of the box where Lincoln was sitting. Lincoln was put in coma but then died.

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mmccusker030 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted June 5, 2012 at 12:41 PM (Answer #89)

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John Wilkes Booth was a well-known actor and a Confederate spy from Maryland; though he never joined the Confederate army, he had contacts with the Confederate secret service. In 1864, Booth formulated a plan (very similar to one of Thomas N. Conrad previously authorized by the Confederacy) to kidnap Lincoln in exchange for the release of Confederate prisoners.

 

After attending an April 11, 1865, speech in which Lincoln promoted voting rights for blacks, an incensed Booth changed his plans and became determined to assassinate the president. Learning that the President, First Lady, and head Union general Ulysses S. Grant would be attending Ford's Theatre, Booth formulated a plan with co-conspirators to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State William H. Seward and General Grant. Without his main bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln left to attend the play Our American Cousin on April 14. Grant along with his wife chose at the last minute to travel to Philadelphia instead of attending the play.

Lincoln's bodyguard, John Parker, left Ford's Theater during intermission to join Lincoln's coachman for drinks in the Star Saloon next door. The now unguarded President sat in his state box in the balcony. Seizing the opportunity, Booth crept up from behind and at about 10:13 pm, aimed at the back of Lincoln's head and fired at point-blank range, mortally wounding the President. Major Henry Rathbone momentarily grappled with Booth, but Booth stabbed him and escaped.

After being on the run for 10 days, Booth was tracked down and found on a farm in Virginia, some 30 miles (48 km) south of Washington, D.C. After a brief fight with Union troops, Booth was killed by Sergeant Boston Corbett on April 26.

An Army surgeon, Doctor Charles Leale, assessed Lincoln's wound as mortal. The dying man was taken across the street to Petersen House. After being in a coma for nine hours, Lincoln died at 7:22 am on April 15. Presbyterian minister Phineas Densmore Gurley, then present, was asked to offer a prayer, after which Secretary of War Stanton saluted and said, "Now he belongs to the ages."

Lincoln's flag-enfolded body was then escorted in the rain to the White House by bareheaded Union officers, while the city's church bells rang. Vice President Johnson was sworn in as President at 10:00 am the day after the assassination. Lincoln lay in state in the East Room, and then in the Capitol Rotunda from April 19 through April 21. For three weeks, his funeral train brought the body to cities across the North for large-scale memorials attended by hundreds of thousands, as well as many people who gathered in informal trackside tributes with bands, bonfires and hymn singing.

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pororohandy | Student | Valedictorian

Posted June 9, 2012 at 5:43 AM (Answer #90)

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The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday,[1] April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated,[2] though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson thirty years before in 1835. The assassination was planned and carried out by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, as part of a larger conspiracy in a bid to revive the Confederate cause. Booth's co-conspirators were Lewis Powell and David Herold, who were assigned to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward, and George Atzerodt who was to kill Vice President Andrew Johnson. By simultaneously eliminating the top three people in the administration, Booth and his co-conspirators hoped to sever the continuity of the United States government. Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on the night of April 14, 1865. He died early the next morning. The rest of the conspirator's plot failed; Powell only managed to wound Seward, while Atzerodt, Johnson's would-be assassin, lost his nerve and fled Washington.

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hunnybunnx2x2 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted April 21, 2010 at 5:45 AM (Answer #91)

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The President had been carried across the street from the theater to the house of a Mr. Peterson.where he had the bullet taking out of his neck and then he died three weeks later
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rockonhunter | Student | Honors

Posted December 15, 2011 at 7:32 AM (Answer #95)

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he died in a therter and james wilks booth shot him

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drahmad1989 | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted January 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM (Answer #96)

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He died in Washington theatre by a famous actor.

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keyonam | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted April 11, 2012 at 2:52 PM (Answer #98)

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He was shot in Ford's Theator but he died at the hospital the day after he got shot. The person who shot him was John Wilkes Booth his primary interest supporting the Confederate States of America. He was sentenced life in prison.

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harleyrm | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted June 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM (Answer #99)

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He was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14 (Friday), 1865. He was sitting in the "state box" at the Ford's Theater in Washingotn DC

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Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM (Answer #100)

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Abraham Lincoln died in Washington DC at Ford's Theatre. He was visiting the theater with his wife Mary, Major Henry Rathbone, and Clara Harris. He was supposed to be accompanied by General Ulysses Grant and his wife but they turned the invitation down. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor at that time, who along with others originally conspired to kidnap President Lincoln. Secretary of State William Seward was attacked by Lewis Powell by knife and Vice President Andrew Johnson was also a target of assasination by the conspirators.

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bombonlover | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted August 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM (Answer #101)

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he was at the theater

he was killed by John Wilkes Booth

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enotessophia10 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted November 5, 2011 at 2:28 AM (Answer #103)

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John Wilkes Booth

died in the theater

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faye-allen96 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM (Answer #105)

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When i was down in DC i went to the fords theater and the guy there told the whole story about that night and what happened. Joh Wilkes Booth was the one who killed him.

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tuloindylbj | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 12, 2012 at 8:51 AM (Answer #106)

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John Wilkes Booth in a theatre

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Posted April 15, 2012 at 11:02 PM (Answer #107)

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he died in ford' s theatre in washington,d.c. by john wilkes booth

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miami-heat-6 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted June 8, 2012 at 10:04 PM (Answer #108)

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In Fords theater by John Wilkes Both

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hmshah98knic | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted June 24, 2012 at 6:36 AM (Answer #110)

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Abraham Lincoln was shoot dead by a person named John Wilkes Booth an actor who acted in the play Abraham Lincoln was watching on a Friday night on April 14, 1865. he was shot dead at Ford's Theater in Washington DC. He was sitting in the "state box" when he was shot dead.

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susdas | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted July 11, 2012 at 5:58 PM (Answer #111)

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Abraham Lincoln died by an assassin's bullet in Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.  Allegedly killed by John Wilkes Booth, an actor.on the evening of April 14, 1865 as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.,

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dylanlanglois | College Teacher | eNoter

Posted August 8, 2012 at 5:33 PM (Answer #112)

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At 7:22am on April 15, 1865, he died from the bullet wound to his brain. He was fifty-six years old. Mary Lincoln was not present at the time of his death and neither were his children. The crowd around the bed knelt for a prayer. When they were finished, Stanton made a statement, though there is some disagreement among historians as to what exactly the statement was. All agree that he began "Now he belongs to the..." with some stating he finished with ages while others believe he finished with angels.

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jjrichardson | Student, College Freshman | Valedictorian

Posted August 19, 2012 at 1:08 AM (Answer #113)

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Arriving after the play had started, the two couples swept up the stairs and into their seats. The box door was closed, but not locked. As the play progressed, police guard John Parker, a notorious drinker, left his post in the hallway leading to the box and went across the street for a drink. During the third act, the President and Mrs. Lincoln drew closer together, holding hands while enjoying the play. Behind them, the door opened and a man stepped into the box. Pointing a derringer at the back of Lincoln's head, John Wilks Booth pulled the trigger. Mary reached out to her slumping husband and began shrieking. Now wielding a dagger, the man yelled, "Sic semper tyrannis!" ("Thus always to tyrants"), slashed Rathbone's arm open to the bone, and then leapt from the box. Catching his spur in a flag, he crashed to the stage, breaking his left shin in the fall. Rathbone and Harris both yelled for someone to stop him, but he escaped out the back stage door.

An unconscious Lincoln was carried across the street to the Petersen House and into the room of a War Department clerk. The bullet had entered behind the left ear and ripped a path through the left side of his brain, mortally wounding him. He died the next morning.

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Posted August 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM (Answer #114)

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Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Booth at the Ford threater .

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paraphernalia | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:55 AM (Answer #115)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth at point-blank range with Derringer pistol. Lincoln's bodyguard had left his post earlier that night, allowing Booth easier access to the president. 

After Booth shot Lincoln, he dropped the pistol, and struggled with Rathbone (the Vice President) for some time before leaping from the State Box. Once he landed on the stage, he snapped his fibula in his leg. 

Lincoln, despite the doctor's best efforts, passed away nine hours later on a bed in the Peterson house across the street from the theater. Lincoln was a rather tall gentlemen, so tall, he was placed on the bed sideways to "fit" the length of the bed. 

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georgeyo | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM (Answer #116)

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Basil killed him

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Posted September 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM (Answer #117)

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This is a very simple and  true answer:

Abraham Lincoln died in his hotel room just a couple blocks away from the Ford's Teathre where he was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

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samson24 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted October 23, 2012 at 1:47 AM (Answer #118)

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President Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theater while attending the play"Our American Cousin." He was shot by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate soldier and sympathizer. There were three doctors in the theater, Charles Leale, Charles Taft, and Albert King. These men attended to the President and it was decided  to move the President across the street to William Petersen's Boarding House, as it was thought too dangerous to travel back to The White House. Other doctors were notified, including Lincoln's personal physican Dr. Robert Stone, who also sat with him in the room at the boarding house. The written account included such information as Lincoln's level of awareness, the hysteria of his wife, the opinions of the doctors, and a mention that his body had to be placed on an angle, as he was too tall for the bed. The wound was mortal and as a result all anyone could do was to keep the President as comfortable as possible. On the morning of April 15th,1865, less than one week after the Civil War ended the President died in William Petersen's Boarding House. He was 56 years old.

 

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plshelpme | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM (Answer #139)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").”  President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15 at the White House. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed.

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angelsallu | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:56 PM (Answer #145)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot on a Friday.
He was shot in the head.
He was assassinated by a southerner.
John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Linoln.
Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse after killing him.
A month before Lincoln was assassinated he was in Marily Monroe.

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adarshanurag | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM (Answer #193)

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John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln in Ford's Theater while attending the play Our American Cousin. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate soldier and sympathizer. There were three doctors in the theater, Charles Leale, Charles Taft, and Albert King. These men attended to the President and it was decided  to move the President across the street to William Petersen's Boarding House, as it was thought too dangerous to travel back to The White House. Other doctors were notified, including Lincoln's personal physician Dr. Robert Stone, who also sat with him in the room at the boarding house. The written account included such information as Lincoln's level of awareness, the hysteria of his wife, the opinions of the doctors, and a mention that his body had to be placed on an angle, as he was too tall for the bed. The wound was mortal and as a result all anyone could do was to keep the President as comfortable as possible. On the morning of 15 April,1865, less than one week after the Civil War ended the President died in William Petersen's Boarding House. He was 56 years old then.

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atyourservice | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted March 23, 2014 at 6:03 PM (Answer #198)

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He was shot in Ford's Theatre by  John Wilkes Booth

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hihmud | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted February 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM (Answer #130)

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Another intersing fact is that, John Wilkes Booth was a very well-known actor at that time

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kavthuv | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 10, 2012 at 5:43 AM (Answer #133)

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he died in a theater and by John wilkes both

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sitdownbigboy | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted April 17, 2012 at 6:16 AM (Answer #134)

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In Ford's Theather by Booth, he was shot in the back of the head

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kirstyjim123 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM (Answer #135)

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He was assasinated by Booth

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Posted April 21, 2012 at 8:04 PM (Answer #136)

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Abraham Linkoln died at Fords Theater, Washington D.C. while watching the play Our American Cousins and was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth

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abadoodle | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted November 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM (Answer #140)

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Abraham Lincoln was killed on April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. Abraham Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth.

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unrealown | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 7, 2012 at 4:44 AM (Answer #141)

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April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre by Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.


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tiffanyamber | Student | eNoter

Posted November 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM (Answer #142)

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April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.

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lhill1597 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted December 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM (Answer #143)

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Abraham Lincoln was murdered on April 14, 1865 in Washington D.C. at Ford's Theatre by a man named John Wilkes Booth.  he did not die at the scene, instead he struggled through the night and died early the next morning. The original plan was to kill abraham along with the vice president, but that plan fell through and only Booth carried through.

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BuRaK_114 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted January 7, 2013 at 11:29 AM (Answer #144)

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John W. Booth killed him in Ford theater.

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wescarlyon337 | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:44 PM (Answer #146)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on a Friday.

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justindong778 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 4, 2013 at 10:36 PM (Answer #147)

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He was killed by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford Theater. He was watching a play on that Friday night.

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blinkjoeboy | Teacher | eNoter

Posted February 17, 2013 at 3:33 AM (Answer #148)

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In the heart of Washington, D.C., at the Fords Theater by John Wilkes Booth. 

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Posted February 21, 2013 at 9:51 PM (Answer #185)

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“Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The assassin was actor John Wilkes Booth. After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped onto the stage, falling and breaking a leg. Wilkes limped away, calling out, "Sic semper tyrannis" (a Latin phrase meaning "Thus always to tyrants").”  President Lincoln lived through the night, attended by his family. He died shortly after 7:00 A.M. on April 15 at the White House. A few weeks later a search party found Booth in a Virginia barn, where he was fatally shot and killed.

  President lincoln was the first president to be assassinated ,how do you feel ?

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Posted March 13, 2013 at 10:29 PM (Answer #188)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.

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terrence958 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted May 14, 2013 at 3:31 AM (Answer #189)

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He was shot by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford theater, but died in a boarding house across the street soon after in the morning of the following day under the care of a doctor

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timothy082003 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted June 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM (Answer #190)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer on April 14, 1865 in the Presidential box at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. After the shooting, Lincoln was taken to a home across the street, where he died the next day.

Booth was later found to be hiding in a barn on Gannets Farm in Virginia, where he was killed by the militia who were in the process of arresting him. He had been unable to flee furter south due to a leg injury he had sustained at the theater while attempting ot jump onto the stage from the Presidential box.

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mbisenius | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM (Answer #191)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head by actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. Booth jumped out of the presidential box and landed on the stage, breaking his leg, but escaping Washington. Lincoln was carried across the street to the Peterson Boarding House, where he died the next morning. Booth and an accomplice, David Herrold, we found in a tobacco barn in Virginia a few weeks later. Booth was killed by a soldier named Boston Corbett.
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jeremydodson | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted September 20, 2013 at 11:48 PM (Answer #192)

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He was at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. and was shot by John Wilkes Booth

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Yojana_Thapa | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted January 25, 2014 at 8:27 PM (Answer #194)

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John Wilkes Booth killed him in Ford's theatre.

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parama9000 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 30, 2014 at 7:50 AM (Answer #195)

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He was shot by John Wilkes Booth. I think he sniped Abraham Lincoln.

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Chantelm | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted February 26, 2014 at 11:12 PM (Answer #196)

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Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater  in Washington D.C

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nicole8923 | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted February 27, 2014 at 3:07 PM (Answer #197)

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Abraham Lincoln died from a bullet wound inflicted on April 14, 1865 in Washington D.C. at 7:22 a.m. by John Wilkes Booth, an actor & Confederate sympathizer.

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fashionableb1 | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted March 24, 2014 at 8:27 PM (Answer #199)

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Ford's Theatre by  John Wilkes Booth

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted April 29, 2014 at 3:24 AM (Answer #200)

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On April 14, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the presidential box of the theater in which he went to watch the play, Our America Cousin. John Wilkes Booth, who was also an actor and later fled as soon as he shot the President from the back. The President remained alive for the night and died in the morning. 

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted May 17, 2014 at 4:12 PM (Answer #201)

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He was shot to death in Washington D.C. in Ford's Theater. A man by the name of John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln. 

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted May 17, 2014 at 10:24 PM (Answer #202)

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He was shot by John Wikes Booth in a theater while watching a play with his wife and died approx 7 in the morning 

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ik9744 | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:53 PM (Answer #203)

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On April 14th, 1865 Lincoln was in the Ford Theatre enjoying the show but was shot by an actor [John Wilkes Booth].

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 6, 2014 at 7:12 AM (Answer #204)

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John Wilkes Booth shot him at Ford's theater

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arrellbelle | Student, College Sophomore | Valedictorian

Posted July 19, 2014 at 3:13 PM (Answer #205)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head with a .44 caliber by a man named John Wilkes Booth in 1865 at a comedy theater. It was the second attempt made by John Wilkes Booth a month later due to Abraham Lincoln failing to show up at the desired location of his assassination. 

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taangerine | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 29, 2014 at 8:12 AM (Answer #206)

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Abraham Lincoln assassinated by a Confederate spy/actor named John Wilkes Booth. This event occurred at the Ford's Theatre in D.C.

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givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 11:35 AM (Answer #207)

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In Fords theater by John Wilkes Both

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kevin0001 | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted August 3, 2014 at 7:09 AM (Answer #208)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater while watching a play, on April 14, 1865. The bullet went into Abraham Lincoln's head fatally wounding him. Lincoln did not die instantly and was quickly taken to the Petersen House near Ford's Theater. Lincoln went into a coma and died the next day on April 15, 1856 at the Petersen House.

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udonbutterfly | TA , College Freshman | Valedictorian

Posted August 15, 2014 at 4:27 AM (Answer #209)

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President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of his head while he was attending a play called Our American Cousin as a reward of the Civil War coming to an end. The perpetrator was an actor and south support by the name John Wilkes Booth. After the assassination he jumped from the balcony that Lincoln was on and fled to a barn, where he was later found dead from a gun shot wound.

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studydancergirl | TA , Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 19, 2014 at 7:07 PM (Answer #210)

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Former president Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford Theater, by John Wilkes Booth  however Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 am on April 15, 1865 at the age of 56. He died in a house across the street from Ford's Theater in Washington DC where he was taken after being shot during a play the night before.

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aznboy578 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:36 AM (Answer #129)

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in a theater

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iziglesias | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 3, 2012 at 7:31 PM (Answer #156)

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He was shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865

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nt1996 | Student | eNoter

Posted May 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM (Answer #157)

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Abraham Lincoln was killed at the Ford's Theatre by assassin John Wilkes Booth.

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overworked | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted June 4, 2012 at 1:14 AM (Answer #158)

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On April 14, 1865. Abraham Lincoln was 56 years old when he was assasinated by John Wilkes booth.

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kc7092 | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted June 4, 2012 at 8:05 AM (Answer #180)

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Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth 

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astrosonu | Student | Valedictorian

Posted July 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM (Answer #160)

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In the Milkyway galaxy, in our planet Earth probably in the Ford theatre, By John Wilkes Booth.

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prashansaranjan | Student, College Freshman | eNoter

Posted October 11, 2012 at 7:54 AM (Answer #162)

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abraham lincoln died i Ford's theatre of washington D.C.while wathcing the play "our american cousin"with his wife Mary todd lincoln on april14 1965.He was shot dead by the actor john wikes booth and his co conspirators Lewiss powell and David herold.

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x-sumit-x | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted February 28, 2012 at 6:52 AM (Answer #153)

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John Wilkes Booth

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amethyst1114 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted May 18, 2012 at 2:44 PM (Answer #179)

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Abraham Lincoln died April 14, 1865 he was killed my Francious (sorry don't know how to spell the name) Key Scott

 

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kopaka1234 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 13, 2012 at 8:50 PM (Answer #159)

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they say abe would've have died had it not been for the prodding of the searching for the bullet. the would was starting to heal but it got infected after so much tampering

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mony12 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted July 15, 2012 at 5:29 PM (Answer #172)

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He died in Ford theater at the hands of John Wilkes Booth, who wanted slavery to continue. No one knows what Booth said to the guard who allowed him to go into Lincoln's viewing area. After Booth killed Lincoln, he jumped on stage and broke his leg. After someone in the theater screaming Lincoln is dead, people laughed as they thought it was part of the show.

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Posted September 9, 2012 at 7:55 AM (Answer #161)

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Lincoln was shot while leading the Charge of the Light Brigade at Gettysburg.  As he laid dying he cried sic semper tyrannis! (Virginia's motto) and wrote the Gettysburg Address.  As he saw John Wilkes Booth's father approach his death bed he greeted him saying "Et tu Brute?" (You too Brutus) for he was glad he had so many visitors and spoke excellent Latin.  Although not confirmed, his last words were either "consummatum est" or "e pluribus unum".  He was buried at Arlington National Cementery, besides John F. Kennedy, his boyhood pal.

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williamblandino | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:04 PM (Answer #163)

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john wilkin boots

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ashish618 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 30, 2012 at 2:45 PM (Answer #164)

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he was talking too much,so i just killed him.

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mrcongressman1990 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 21, 2013 at 9:55 PM (Answer #186)

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I think no body will ever really know ,i mean i know thats what the internet inform's us but its just one of those topics no one will ever really know,unless you were present or know someone that was.

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aznboy578 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted February 26, 2013 at 3:05 AM (Answer #187)

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John Wilkes Booth killed him since he didn't like him

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paulagz | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted June 15, 2011 at 11:26 PM (Answer #166)

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Washingto D.C.

J.W. Booth

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akshaybhaskar | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM (Answer #181)

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John Wilkes Booth

 

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nerdalec24 | Student | eNoter

Posted April 13, 2012 at 1:42 AM (Answer #176)

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John Wilkes Booth Killed him while he was watching a play.

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thisuserhasmadeabadusername | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted April 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM (Answer #177)

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Shot @ Ford's theatre, died 24 hours later.

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lindsaywhimsey | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 12, 2012 at 5:27 PM (Answer #178)

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My dad said he was shot by some dude named Oswald in a theature, but it was John Booth at the Fords Theature in D.C.

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astrosonu | Student | Valedictorian

Posted July 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM (Answer #173)

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Really!!!!

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