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What was his/her reaction to Lincoln's assassination? How did he/she find out about his/her death? Use this Topic for writing ideas to help you narrate his/her special recollections of this historic event.
Did the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln have an effect on him or his/her family?
- On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington. he/she was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. How did he/she hear about this event? What was his/her reaction?
- What did he/she think of President Lincoln? Did he/she agree with his/her actions as President?
- "Revenge for the South" is what Booth yelled out. he/she escaped and was later killed in a barn in Virginia. The barn had been set on fire, but Booth died from a bullet wound. What did he/she think about Booth's death? Was it just? Had he/she hoped Booth would be brought to trial?
- The President's death left a terrible void at such a critical time. The war was over, but the nation was still divided. In his/her opinion, how did Lincoln's death affect the nation?