Where was U.S. President Abraham Lincoln assassinated? – 2017


Where was U.S. President Abraham Lincoln assassinated?

Ford’s Theatre

Lincoln and his wife, Mary, were watching the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre on the evening of April 14, 1865 when John Wilkes Booth entered the box. Booth, a Maryland-born actor, was sympathetic to the Confederacy and sought to save it from defeat during the waning days of the Civil War. He shot Lincoln in the back of the head with a small pistol and the wound proved to be a fatal. Source: History.com.

Abraham Lincoln (Listeni/ˈeɪbrəhæm ˈlɪŋkən/; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

On April 14, 1865, five days after the surrender of Confederate commanding general Robert E. Lee, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer.

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