Abraham Lincoln assassination conspiracy was the plot to kill United States President Lincoln and other federal officials in April 1865. The actor John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer, planned the assassination with the help of several conspirators.
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John Wilkes Booth shot the president on April 14, 1865, around 10 pm. He did it during the Ford's Theatre showing of Our American Cousin, and then jumped from Lincoln's box onto the stage after shouting, "Sic semper tyrannis." But that picture of Lincoln's assassination is just that: a picture, and not necessarily the truth.