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Precedents from the Civil War Era for Another President

April 14, 1865, and November 22, 1963 were days of tragedy. Unsuspecting presidents shot by unsuspected assassins. On that 1865 night, the sixteenth president attended a play at the theater and as laughter rang out the murderer fired a shot … Continue reading

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Reactions to Lincoln’s Death

Six days after the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln while at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC.  Almost immediately, a word of mouth network began diffusing throughout the city. As news … Continue reading

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