What did John Wilkes Booth yell?

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What did John Wilkes Booth yell?

The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln:

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Booth was an actor who sympathized with the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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John Wilkes Booth yelled, ' Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants!) The South is avenged' after he shot President Lincoln. Sic semper tyrannis i...

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

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This lesson will explore the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. We will discuss the plots against Lincoln's life, the motivation of his assassin, and the murderous attack on April 14, 1865, that deprived a man of his life and a country of its president.


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