Monday, April 11, 2011

John Wilkes Booth original plan- Alissa white-gluz Mathis- Kirsten Johnson-Indigo's office

John Booth was the man who assassinated Abe Lincoln. This was not his original plan, in fact he was just going to kidnap the President and did not plan on inflicting any pain to him. There was something going on at the time called the exchange of prisoners-at-war. The North stopped the exchanged because they thought that it would give manpower to the South. Many people were angry about this and one of those people was John Booth. Booth made a plan that he would kidnap the President and deliver him to the Confederate army to keep hostage until the North would continue the exchange. The people who said they would help with this plan are Samuel Arnold, George Atzerodt, David Herold, Michael O'Laughlen, Lewis Paine, and John Surratt.

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