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


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John Wilkes Booth was _____.

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1. Which of the following statements best describes Booth's plan?

2. What other assassinations were part of Booth's plan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. During the quiz, you will be tested on John Wilkes Booth and Secretary of State William H. Seward.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • John Wilkes Booth
  • Secretary of State William H. Seward
  • Who was assigned to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding John Wilkes Booth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the assassination plot on William H. Seward
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Andrew Johnson and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the assassination of President Lincoln, review the accompanying lesson titled The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln: Facts, Failed Plots & Motivation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail southerners' feelings towards President Lincoln
  • Explain the background of John Wilkes Booth
  • Cover the Confederacy losing the Civil War
  • Explore the impact of the assassination of Lincoln