Ford’s Theater and Lincoln

//Ford’s Theater and Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated five days after the Confederate Army surrendered.  His assassin, John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer, was an actor in the play he was attending.  Lincoln had released his bodyguard until the end of the play.  It wasn’t until 1901, after the assassination of President McKinley, that the Secret Service was formed.

2015-12-15T19:46:52-07:00December 6th, 2015|Washington DC|0 Comments

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