Essential Question: What events led to Lincoln's Assassination?


Your Task: You are to "think like journalists," meaning you will read information that will enable you to answer the questions: What? When? Where? Why? and How? This information will be used to create a news blurb/ summary of events. Don't just read/write monotone facts. You need adjectives & complex sentences.
Resources:
Introduction & Summary of Events:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html
Timeline for Events:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrtime.html
Booth Information
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/24242

Questions:

  1. Who assassinated Lincoln?
  2. What events preceded the assassination?
  3. Where was Abraham Lincoln killed?
  4. When did this happen?
  5. How did John Wilkes Booth get access to the president?
  6. What reasons did John Wilkes Booth give for wanting to assassinate the president?