Lincolns Early Life Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a cabin in Hardin Country, Kentucky. Thomas, and Nancy Hanks was his mother and father. His eldest sister Sarah, and younger brother Thomas, who died in infancy. Abrahams grandfather was killed by Native Americans. Growing up, it left Abs father heart broken and without an education
In 1816 the Lincolns moved to Indiana, partly because of difficulties with titling land in Kentucky. Land ownership was better in Indiana because of the Land Ordinance of 1785 provided by the federal government. The Lincoln’s belonged to a Baptist Church the disapproved of slavery In Indiana the Lincolns’ live on Little Pigeon Creek, in Perry County. It was not easy, they were raised to work on a farm.
less the a year he Abraham attended school and could read, write, and cipher to the rule of three, but that was all. 1818 Abe’s mother died, his father remarried a Kentucky widow, she was nice and kind. In 1828 Ab’s eldest sister died during childbirth. Beginning in 1820 Abe stated to make flatboat trips to many cities and states.
Booth’s Early Life John was the ninth child out of ten children born to the famous eccentric, and heavy of a drinker. John’s dad Junius Booth. The Booth family along with their slaves, lived on a farm near Bel Air, Maryland. John wanted to become an actor, so he made is own debut at the age of 17 in Baltimore, appearing in Richard III.
actor in the career of Becoming a highly successful Shakespearian company, took John all over the United States. On November 9, 1863, Abe Lincoln watched Booth play Raphael in the play Marble Heart in the same box that he was later assassinated in, at Ford’s Theater. In 1850 Booth became interested in politics, later joining the Know-Nothing Party.
Booth also supported the institution of slavery, and in 1859 joined a Virginia Company That aided in the capture of John Brown. Booth was an eyewitness to Brown’s execution. During the Civil War, Booth worked as a Confederate’s secret agent. He constantly met with the Secret Service’s leaders, Jacob Thompson and Clement Clay in Montreal, Canada.
The Election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln- Republican-180 Electoral- Popular 1,865,908 John C. Breckinridge- Southern Democratic- 72 Electoral- Popular 669,148 John Bell- Constitutional Union- 39 Electoral- Popular 590,901 Stephen A. Douglas- Northern Democratic- 12 Electoral-Popular 1,004,823
Lincoln wasn’t the first picked, to be nominated for the Republican Party. First it was William Seward, was favored to win at first, but many delegates felt that his emotion towards being anti-slavery was too extreme, and might hurt the Republicans chances of winning.
The Politician that won the election was Abe Lincoln because he had the most Electoral and Popular votes. The reason being because there were more Republican than any other Party, but very few people that supported the Constitutional Union Party. But there were just as many Republicans as there were Democrats. But the Democrats had to vote between two nominees and the Republicans only had to vote for one nominee.
John Booth’s Role in the Conspiracy In the summer of, Booth began to come up with a plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln The plan was to capture the president and take him down south to Richmond, Virginia. Where he would be held until exchanged for Confederate prisoner-of-war.
On March 15, Booth and his other conspirators met 3 blocks away from the Ford’s Theater, to plan their abduction of the President. But then plans changed cause Abe was attending a performance on March 17. so he thought that this was the perfect plan to capture the president. When Booth exampled the both plans to his co- conspirators, the plan failed to win the support so the dismissed it as infeasible.
So Booth went with his finally plan, and plan to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. He also tried to convince several of his co- conspirators to assassinate several high government officials. Including the Vice President, the Secretary of State, and probably General Grant, but they were few willing to do the job.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Around 10:15the President and the First Lady began to watch the performance of Our American Cousin. Booth showed a card to a presidential aide and was allow to pass. Almost reach the Presidents box with the gun behind his back. He stand 4 feet behind Abe and shoots him I the back of the head. He shouts out “Revenge for the South” or “Freedom”
Death of John Booth Near the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia, investigators closed in on Booth and his Companion, David Herodl on April 26. Than just Booth run to a barn called Garrett barn, and had a shoot out with the investigators/polices for 2 or 3 hours. Than finally after hours of being shot out, Booth Finally died.