Booth was born May 10, 1830 in Bel Air, Maryland. He was the eighth child of Junius Brutus Booth and Mary Ann Holmes. He had nine other siblings, all varying in ages. He was raised on a farm owned by his parents. Booth’s parents had slaves to help around the farm. He attended various schools as a young boy, but spent the most time at a boarding school operated by Quakers in Cockeysville. As a teenager he attended St. Timothy's Military Academy, but dropped out soon after his father died in 1852. Booth then began to follow in his father's footsteps and became an actor. He made his acting debut at 17 years old in Shakespeare's Richard III at the Charles Street Theater in Baltimore.
President Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky on Febuary 12th, 1809. When he was two years old his family moved to a farm on Knob Creek. It was there Lincoln learned his ABCs by attending school for a few weeks with his older sister Sarah. As Lincoln grew older, he was employed as a store clerk, mill hand, partner in a general store, postmaster, and surveyor. In 1832 he announced his candidacy for the legislature. Even though Lincoln lost, he ran again in 1834, and won. He was then reelected in 1836, 1838, and 1840. After Lincoln’s term in 1840 he decided to retire from politics to focus on his law practice. After several years Lincoln realized his ambitions were not fulfilled by his successful law practice, so he decided ...
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...d was carried to the porch of the farmhouse where he died. John Wilkes Booth's last words were "Useless, useless!"(“The Death of John Wilkes Booth, 1865”).
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