Read The Article on John Wilkes Booth and answer the questions

  • Born: 10 May 1838
  • Birthplace: Bel Air, Maryland
  • Died: 26 April 1865 (shot to death)
  • Best Known As: The man who shot Abraham Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln on 14 April 1865. During a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., Booth snuck into the presidential box and shot Lincoln behind the left ear. Booth leapt down to the stage (breaking the fibula bone in his left leg as he landed) and shouted “Sic semper tyrannis!” (In Latin, “Thus ever to tyrants.”) He escaped with an accomplice and eluded pursuers for 12 days before being cornered in a tobacco shed in Virginia. The shed was set on fire, and in the ensuing confusion Booth was shot by a Union soldier, Sgt. Boston Corbett. Booth was dragged from the shed alive, but died a few hours later.

Booth was part of a conspiracy; while he shot Lincoln, others were supposed to attack vice-president Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War William Seward. Seward was stabbed but survived; Johnson was never attacked, and became president upon Lincoln’s death. Four of Booth’s co-conspirators were hung on 7 July 1865… Booth was a well-known actor and had appeared on the Ford’s Theater stage many times; Lincoln had actually seen him there in an 1863 performance of The Marble Heart… Booth’s father, Junius Brutus Booth, Sr., was an even more famous actor… Booth shot Lincoln five days after the Civil War ended with the surrender of Confederate general Robert E. Lee to the Union’s Ulysses Grant at Appomatox on 9 April 1865

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1 What did John Wilkes do for a living?

2. What year was he born?

3.Who did John Wilkes Booth Kill and shoot?

4. Why did John Wilkes Booth want to kill Lincoln?

5 Who else was supposed to be killed at the same time as Lincoln?

6. What was the name of the theatre that Booth killed Lincoln in?

7. What was the name of the Play?

8. On what side of his head did Booth shoot Lincoln?

9. What happened to booth right after shooting Lincoln?

10. How many days did Booth elude ( avoid) capture?

11. What does the word conspiracy mean?

12. How did Booth die?

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10 responses

  1. 1. He lived as an actor 2.10 May 1838 3. Abreham Lincoln 4. Because lincoln ended slavery and because he made black people be able to vote 5. Andrew Jonson and secratary of the state 6.the fords theather 7. american couson 8. under the left side of his head 9. he broke his left fibula 10. for 12 days 11. some group of people planing agaist the goverment 12. the union soldiers set the shed he was in on fire he ran out and he got shot by Boston Corbett

    March 15, 2011 at 10:26 am

  2. isaac

    1.acting
    2.MAY,10,1838
    3.abraham LINCOLN
    4. for letting the slaves vote and for stoping slavery
    5. the vice president andrew johnson and the secretary of war
    6.ford’s theate
    7. our american cousin
    8. the left side of his ear
    9. he broke his leg from jumping from the place were abraham lincoln
    10. he was gone for 12 days he was shot in a toboco shed
    11. conspiracy is a seacret
    12.he got shot and died a couple hours later

    March 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

  3. Ray

    1. Acting.
    2. May 10 1838.
    3. Abraham Lincoln.
    4. He stopped slavery.
    5. Andrew johnson & william seward.
    6. Ford’s theatre.
    7. Our american cousin.
    8. Left side of his ear.
    9. He broke his leg.
    10.12 days
    11.Is a secret.
    12. He got shot by sgt. Boston Corbett

    March 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

  4. Ahmad

    1 What did John Wilkes do for a living? he is a famous actor.

    2. What year was he born? he was born 1838.

    3.Who did John Wilkes Booth Kill and shoot? he killed abe lincoln in his left ear.

    4. Why did John Wilkes Booth want to kill Lincoln? because he thought that he mistreated the south.

    5 Who else was supposed to be killed at the same time as Lincoln? Andrew johnson and he secatary.

    6. What was the name of the theatre that Booth killed Lincoln in? ford theatre

    7. What was the name of the Play? our american cousin.

    8. On what side of his head did Booth shoot Lincoln? the left ear.

    9. What happened to booth right after shooting Lincoln? he was caught in an tobacco shed and it was set on fire and a soildier shot him to death.

    10. How many days did Booth elude ( avoid) capture? he avoided 12 days.

    11. What does the word conspiracy mean? Basically, an agreement between two or more people to do something wrongful or illegal.

    12. How did Booth die? he was shot to death.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

  5. johsua

    1. he lived as an actor

    2. 10 MAY 1838

    3. LINCOLN

    4. BECAUSE HE LET BLACK PEOPLE VOTE

    5. ANDREW JONSON AND Abraham Lincoln AND Robert E. Lee

    6.THE FORDS THEATHER
    7. AMERICAN COUSON
    8. UNDER THE LEFT SIDE OF HIS HEAD
    9. HE BROKE HIS LEFT FIBULA
    10. FOR 12 DAYE
    11. VSOME GROUP FO PEOPEL PLANING AGAIST THE GOVERMENT
    12. HE GOT SHOT BY Sgt. Boston Corbett.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:35 am

  6. DARIUS SOLOMON

    Answer # 1. he was an actor
    Answer # 2. May 10, 1838
    Answer # 3. Abraham Lincoln
    Answer # 4. Some people called him crazy , maybe even delusional I think he tried to show remorse for not being one of many confederate americans that had not been pick for the civil war and let african americans vote for their president.
    Answer # 5. ANDREW JOHNSON, WILLAM SEWARD
    Answer # 6. Ford’s theater
    Answer # 7. American cousin
    Answer # 8. left ear
    Answer # 9. booth had broke his left leg
    Answer # 10.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

  7. 1. John.w.b was and actor.
    2. He was born in 1838.
    3. Murdered Abraham Lincoln.
    4. He killed Abraham because he wanted to free slaves.
    5.Andrew Jonhson,and War Willam Seward.
    6. At Ford’s Theater.
    7. Our American cousin.
    8. On the left side of the ear.
    9. He broke his fibula in his left leg.
    10. John.w.b. avoided capture for 12 days.
    11. Conspiracy means to plan to commit a action by more than one person.
    12. John.w.b died because of bullet wounds bullets that sgt Boston corbrett gave him at a tabacco shed.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

  8. lee

    1. answer what did john for a living? a famous actor.

    2. answer what year was he born? may 10 1838.

    3. answer who did john wilkes booth kill and shoot? Abraham lincoln.

    4. answer why did john wilkes booth wanted to kill lincoln? because he mistreated the south.

    5. answer who else was supposed to be killed at the same time as lincoln? andrew johnson and the secretary.

    6. answer what was the name of the theater that booth killed lincoln in? fords theater in washington D.C.

    7. answer what was the name of the play? our american cousin.

    8. answer on what side of his head did booth shoot lincoln? behind the left ear.

    9. answer what happened to booth right after shooting lincoln? breaking the fibula bone in his left leg as he landed.

    10 . how many days did booth elude ( avoid) capture 12 days

    11 what does the word conspiracy mean;association between religious

    12 how did booth die; by a gun shoot

    March 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

  9. abdul

    1.what did john wilkes do for a living. he was a famouse acter.

    2.What year was he born 10 1838

    3.Who did John Wilkes Booth Kill and shoot abe lilcon.

    4.Why did John Wilkes Booth want to kill Lincoln Booth was a Confederate sympathiser who planned to kidnap Lincoln and take him south, to be exchanged for a large number of war prisoners . However, Lee’s surrender made this scheme impossible, so Booth, bitter at the.

    5.Who else was supposed to be killed at the same time as Lincoln Andrew Johnson.

    6.What was the name of the theatre that Booth killed Lincoln in Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.

    7.what was the name of the play American Cousin at Ford’s Theater.

    8. On what side of his head did Booth shoot Lincoln left ear.

    9.What happened to booth right after shooting Lincoln Booth leapt down to the Booth leapt down to the stage and broke his leg.

    10. How many days did Booth elude ( avoid) capture for 12 days.

    11.. What does the word conspiracy mean? Basically, an agreement between two or more people to do something wrongful or illegal.

    12.How did Booth die he was hanged.

    March 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

  10. Jamelle

    John Brown was good man John Brown was very strict he hit his son and then told his son to hit him because your failure is my failure John Brown was hung because he said in the church he would give his life up for slavery. He had a plan to rob the guns and give them to the slaves to kill their owners. JOhn Brown had 20 kids. Three of his kids died from measles John Brown was a very good man who always wanted to end slavery. John Brown when he was boy say a slave beat with a shovel from then on he knew that slavery is bad. JOhn brown planned his raid and Harriet Tubman was supposed to go, but the raid did not work. John Brown was born in Conneticut

    March 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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