Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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Historical Context Note


John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln at Washington's Ford's Theater. Lincoln died the next morning. Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th president.

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Citation:
Editors. "Assassination of Abraham Lincoln". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5080, accessed 30 March 2015.]


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  1. American Civil War