ATIONSCALEB JOHN WALKERJunior Composition HonorsSr. Judith DiltzFriday, November 20, 19981. Lorant, Stefan, Abraham Lincoln. New York, Harper And Brothers.
, 1957. pp. 240-273. This section of the book talks about President Lincolns Assassination. PresidentLincoln did not feel that anyone would ever want to kill him.
Lincoln was shot on April14, 1865. He was going to see a play at Fords Theatre. He was assassinated by JohnWilkes Booth. Booth had been planning this conspiracy for a long time. Thisassassination was one of many attempted ones by Booth and his fellow conspirators.Order now
Booth had carved a hole in Lincolns box so that he could observe him during theplay. Booth jumped into the box and shot Lincoln in the head with a derringer. Lincolnwas carried over to The Peterson House across the street. He died there at 7:22 the nextmorning. Booth got away on a waiting horse outside.
He was chased by the calvary andwas found in a barn. He was captured by setting the barn on fire and flushing him out. 2. Assassination Of Lincoln Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. Computer software. Buffalo, New York: Encarta 97 Encyclopedia, 1993-1996.
CD-ROM. This article is a summary of the events leading up to, the assassination, and theevents after Abraham Lincolns death. He was killed April 15, 1865. His assassin was aman by the name of John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was planing to attend a play at FordsTheatre that night. Booth shot him that night.
Booth shot Lincoln with a small pistol known as a derringer. Booth managed toescape but was caught twelve days later when he was found hiding in a barn. Heunderwent surgery at a boarding house across the street from the theater. Lincoln died themorning after he was shot.
His body was sent to Springfield, Illinois for burial. 3. Peterson, Roger S. Declassified, American History, July/August 1996, pp. 22-26. This article summarizes the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy in DallasTexas, on Friday, November 22, 1963. Also discussed is the investigation that followed. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, an ex-Marine. Kennedy was in aconvertible, being driven in a parade. This article also talks about the conspiracies thatwere part of the assassination.
Some researchers think that organized crime was involvedin the assassination. Researchers reasoned that the shot that killed Kennedy must have come frombehind him. There was however, another shot that came from the front. This was provedby medical examination conducted by Parkland Hospital officials in Dallas.
Thecommission that was appointed to study this tragedy was headed by chief Justice EarlWarren. It is not known who fired the second shot. Some other researchers contend thatthe CIA plotted Kennedys assassination. .
4. Fraser, Richard A. R. , M. D. How Did Lincoln Die?, American Heritage February/March 1995, pp.
63-70. This article talks about what actually killed President Abraham Lincoln. JohnWilkes Booth is Lincolns assassin. It is not known whether the shot that Booth tookactually killed the President. Neurosurgeon, Richard A. R.
Fraser, has reason to believethat the surgeons that operated on Lincoln after he was shot. Improper medicalprocedures played an important role in his death. The derringer, the weapon used to shoot Lincoln, is a relatively weak weapon. Hence, Lincoln may have lived if the doctors had not improperly operated on him, he mayhave survived.
The two surgeons present have different stories as to where the bulletlodged. The surgeon that was operating used his unsterilized finger to probe the hole inLincolns head. This caused infection which contributed to Lincolns death. 5. Wooley, Bryan. The Day John Kennedy Died, Dallas Times Herald, November 20,1983: IN: SIRS 1991 History, Article 2.
This article is a very in depth summary of President John F. Kennedys death. Itcontains very realistic dialog of the day President Kennedy was assassinated. He waskilled on November 22, 1963. He had just finished delivering a speech in Dallas, Texas.
He was in a convertible that was taking part in a procession. Crowds lined the streets in massive numbers. All of a sudden, a shot was heard. The president grasped for his neck. A second shot was fired. The Presidents headexploded, spraying blood on the passengers of the car.
President Kennedy was taken toThe Parkland Memorial hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour later. 6. Synopsis http://learning. turner. com/program/lincoln/entire.
html (Nov. 16, 1998)This article summarizes Abraham Lincolns Assassination. He was killed .