Mary Surratt is one of the people who helped with the assasssination of Lincoln. Mary became well know for her boarding house in Washington D.C.
I would let Confederate spy's and other like John Wilkes Booth hid in my house or stay the night. I would also hid guns and plans for others. On April 14th, John brought guns and a knife to her house.
Why we need to know Mary is because she help with the assassination. She inpacted our national history negatively, because she was part of the first assassination of a U.S President, but she could've stopped it
This connects to modern day society because assassinations with president has happened after Lincoln from people who don't like what they did.
I hurt the nation because I showed how if you don't like something you should kill or do hurtful things.
Mary Surratt died July 7th, 1865. She was the first women to be hanged. She lied and kept secrets and the only women in this plan.