Was John Wilkes Booth a Democrat?


Was John Wilkes Booth a Democrat?

John Wilkes Booth:

John Wilkes Booth was an American actor and slavery supporter who plotted to kidnap Abraham Lincoln towards the end of the Civil War. Following the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9th, 1865, Booth changed his plans from kidnapping to assassinating Lincoln when he attended a play on April 14th, 1865.

Answer and Explanation:

No, John Wilkes Booth was not a Democrat.

Booth was sympathetic to the Democrats and their opposition to Lincoln but was a member of the American...

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The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln: Facts, Failed Plots & Motivation

from History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction

Chapter 7 / Lesson 5

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