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Why Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, was killed in 1865

Abraham Lincoln

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Late Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president to be democratically elected as the president of the United States of America, and was the first president to be assassinated according to history.

On the day he was to be killed by a very known movie actor and Confederate sympathizer from Maryland, whose name was given as John Wilkes Booth, the late president, Mary, who happens to be his wife and two other guests, whose names were given as Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancée Clara Harris, were watching "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on the 14th of April, 1865, at around 10:15pm in the night, when Booth entered inside the Theater from behind, pointed a 44-caliber Derringer Pistol at the back of his head and shot him.

However, when he was shot, Lincoln did not die immediately, as he went into Coma for eight hours and died the next morning around 7:22am, which was on the 15th of April, 1865 and according to report, it was made known that he died with a smile that has never been seen on his face when he was alive, as it was also made known that he did not suffer from any pain, after the bullet was fired into his head.

Reason Why Booth Assassinated Abraham Lincoln...

Information that was given concerning Lincoln's assassination made it known that, Booth decided to murder the president because, on the 11th of April, 1865, Lincoln in the speech he gave, promoted voting right for the black people that were in United States of America as at then, so that the blacks as well can be taking part in elections but, Booth was against this and decided to murder the president because he felt that, blacks should not be given the same rights with them.

After killing the president, John Wilkes Booth was trailed and arrested on the 12th day he carried out the assassination, as he was attacked on a farm in Virginia, by the Union Army and due to the fact that he did not surrender himself to the operatives that went after him, he was shot multiple times and he eventually gave up the ghost.

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