The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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Based on a television documentary, Lincoln, A&E Networks provides readers with an in-depth summary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This online article goes along with the documentary to give details as to what happened the night of Lincoln's assassination. Although this article is not based on a conspiracy theory, it was a good starting point to find out more about the assassination. I began my research by analyzing the proven facts that pertain to the assassination plot. These facts provided me with a general knowledge of dates, times and important figures that were involved with this historic assassination. I then was able to create a timeline by analyzing the chronological order of this article. This article provided me with clean-cut facts such as that Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 16, 1865. I was able to use the information gathered from this site to eventually support conspiracy theories with proven information. The validity of this source could be proven through its publisher, a major television network, whose main focus is producing historical shows and documentaries. Knowing that the facts on this website were proven, I was able to begin my research based on confirmed facts. Written only 20 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Chiniquy provides a never before seen look into the Church of Rome. He introduces the conspiracy theory that the Church of Rome was behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Chiniquy, a former priest, after using Lincoln as his attorney in a case against a group of Jesuits, has many premonitions regarding Lincoln's assassination. For many years before Lincoln's death Chiniquy frequently gets in touch with Lincoln to warn him of the Jesuits intenti... ... middle of paper ... ...f Rome. Montreal: W. Drysdale, 1886. Print. Linder, Douglas. "Jefferson Davis and the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy." Jefferson Davis and the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy. N.p., 2002. Web. 21 Feb. 2014. Norton, Rodger J. "LINCOLN ASSASSINATION THEORIES: A SIMPLE CONSPIRACY OR A GRAND CONSPIRACY?" Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Theories. N.p., 1996. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. Gilgoff, Dan. "Abraham Lincoln's Religious Uncertainty." US News. U.S.News & WO'Reilly, Bill, and Martin Dugard. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever. New York: Henry Holt and, 2011. Print.orld Report, 12 Feb. 2009. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. Ragone, Nick. "Assassinations and Attempts." Presidents' Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Extraordinary Executives, Colorful Campaigns, and White House Oddities. Virginia: Potomac, 2008. 67-68. Google Books. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.
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