John Wilkes Booth

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  • BIrthdate

    This is when John Wilkes Booth was born.
  • Becomes an Actor

    Becomes an Actor
    At the age of 17, John becomes an actor. He was a handsome and exuded actor. He was highly entergetic and very possinate actor.
  • Ford's Theater Opens

    Ford's Theater Opens
    A family friend John T. Ford opens a 1,500 seat theater. It is called Ford's Theater. Booth was one of the first leading men to appear there.
  • Kidd napping attempt on Lincoln

    Kidd napping attempt on Lincoln
    The proceeds went towards a statue of William Shakespeare for Central Park which still stands today. One of the hotels was next door to the theater but the fire was quickly extinguished. The following morning, Booth argued bitterly with Edwin about Lincoln and the war.
  • Lincoln last speech says Booth

    Lincoln last speech says Booth
    On April 11, Booth was in the crowd outside the White House when Lincoln gave an impromptu speech from his window. When Lincoln stated that he was in favor of granting suffrage to African-Americans, Booth turned to Lewis Powell and urged him to shoot the president on the spot. Powell refused. Booth claimed that it would be the last speech Lincoln would ever make.
  • Booth assassinates Lincoln

    Booth assassinates Lincoln
    Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. This assassination happened at Ford's Theater. Booth escapes by horse to get lost and end up in Maryland.
  • Booth Good Friday

    Booth Good Friday
    Booth heard that the president and Mrs. Lincoln, along with General Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, would be attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater. Booth immediately set about making plans for the assassination and an escape route. Later that night, Booth informed Powell, Herold, and Atzerodt of his intention to kill Lincoln. He assigned Powell to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward and Atzerodt to assassinate Vice-President Andrew Johnson.
  • Booth Spend the night at a farm

    Booth Spend the night at a farm
    Booth & Hernold spent the night at the Garret Farm. The calvary finds where Booth is hiding and surround the barn. Hernold surrenders but Booth doesn't.
  • Booth is stopped

    Booth is stopped
    Booth doesn't surrender, so the calvary sets the barn on fire. While Booth tries to escape, he is shot in the neck. After 12 days, 8 hours and 3 mins of being chased. Booth is finally stopped.
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    Booth's plan

    Booth had a plan that he would assassinate the president. His partner would assassinate the vice president. There was supposed to be a third assassination, but the guy got drunk