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Yankee Times

Booth killed Lincoln!!!!

By Beth Cunningham
Civil War Reporter

Why is it that the president of the United States was assassinated? Why, is the question that every heart and mind screams at the loss of their great leader. Even though Lincoln was our president, he thought himself to be equal to every other man and Booth felt himself to be higher. Booth thought that Lincoln was a great threat to the Southern way of life and in order to control this threat he took our president's life.


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