The Assassination of Lincoln
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Before Booth went to Ford's Theater, Booth had a drink at a Local Saloon before attempting the assassination.
Booth then entered Ford's Theater to begin his plot. Reaching the lobby, he made his way to the box suites up the stairs from where he entered.
Onceupstairs, Booth slipped past a Policeman by the name of John Parker. He was stopped by a White house Official who let him pass. Booth then rushed to the Presidential box seats where Lincoln was.
Booth entered silently into the Presidential box, took aim, and fired. The bullet entered Lincoln head slightly behind the right ear.
In the commotion that followed, Booth slashed Major Rathbone who was with Lincoln that night and jumped to the stage shouting "Sic semper tyrannis" meaning I bring death to tyrants. It was the state motto of Virginia. Booth then fled south.
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Lincoln was carried across the street where he later died as a result from the attack. He uttered his last break at 7:22 A.M. surrounded by his loved ones. This brought an end to one of the greatest, most influential people of American history.
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