John Wikes Booth was a successful actor and a fierce Confederacy sympathizer. Because of that, he was conspired to kidnap Lincoln and hide him. But that planned failed, so they came up with a new one.
Since Abe Lincoln is coming to Ford's theater, it is time for us to proceed with our new plan.
After John Booth's death, the nine other people who helped him proceed with the plan were executed.
In April 14, 1865, President Abe Lincoln was assassinated
John Wikes Booth was not known for his successful career but how he murdered Abe Lincoln. The responsibility of restoring the South falls onto Andrew Johnson.
Restoring the South? Okay. Got it.
I shall pursue my career in acting like my brothers.
John was one of the ten children his mother gave birth to. He was once in the military, but promised his mother to not be in battle. So he quit.
Abe Lincoln's plan to restore the South didn't go as planned because of his sudden death. So reconstruction was really slow and unsteady.
Whites and Negroes are different!
Though the slaves were free, it didn't mean that they were treated equally.
Booth had also performed in front of President Abe Lincoln, at the same theater, in November.