John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of…

The chamber of Illinois House of Representatives where Lincoln made his first speech in opposition to Douglas.

Chamber of Illinois House of Representatives

The chamber of Illinois House of Representatives where Lincoln made his first speech in opposition to…

William Dennison, Jr. (November 23, 1815 – June 15, 1882) was a Whig and Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 24th Governor of Ohio and as U.S. Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

William Dennison

William Dennison, Jr. (November 23, 1815 – June 15, 1882) was a Whig and Republican politician from…

Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. He lost to the Republican Party's candidate, Abraham Lincoln.

Monument to Stephen A. Douglas

Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state…

Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. He lost to the Republican Party's candidate, Abraham Lincoln.

Stephen Arnold Douglas

Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state…

From the painting, "First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln" by Francis Bicknell Carpenter. From left to right: Edwin Stanton (Secretary of War), Salmon Chase (Secretary of the Treasury), Abraham Lincoln (President of the United States), Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Navy), Caleb B. Smith (Secretary of the Interior), William Seward [sitting] (Secretary of State), Montgomery Blair (Postmaster General), and Edward Bates (Attorney General).

Emancipation Proclamation

From the painting, "First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln" by Francis…

Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 - July 1, 1905) was an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln.

John Milton Hay

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 - July 1, 1905) was an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist,…

Spot where the cabin stood in which Lincoln was born.

Lincoln Birthplace Spot

Spot where the cabin stood in which Lincoln was born.

The house in which President Abraham Lincoln died.

The House in Which Lincoln Died

The house in which President Abraham Lincoln died.

The childhood home of Abraham Lincoln in Farmington, Illinois.

Lincoln Home

The childhood home of Abraham Lincoln in Farmington, Illinois.

Following Lincoln's assassination, French Democrats testified their appreciation of his character and services by causing a magnificent gold medal to be struck and presented to the President's widow.

Lincoln Medal from French Democrats (Back)

Following Lincoln's assassination, French Democrats testified their appreciation of his character and…

Following Lincoln's assassination, French Democrats testified their appreciation of his character and services by causing a magnificent gold medal to be struck and presented to the President's widow.

Lincoln Medal from French Democrats (Front)

Following Lincoln's assassination, French Democrats testified their appreciation of his character and…

The Lincoln monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

The Lincoln Monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery

The Lincoln monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

The log cabin in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born.

Lincoln's Birthplace

The log cabin in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born.

The birthplace of Abraham Lincoln in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Lincoln's Birthplace

The birthplace of Abraham Lincoln in Hardin County, Kentucky.

A diagram of the box occupied by President Lincoln in the Ford Theater when he was assassinated.

Diagram of Box Occupied by President Lincoln in Theatre

A diagram of the box occupied by President Lincoln in the Ford Theater when he was assassinated.

National Historic home of President Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln lived here from 1844 to 1861 before becoming the 16th President of the United States.

Home of President Abraham Lincoln

National Historic home of President Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln lived…

"Abraham Lincoln, former United States President, involved in slavery issues and the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Abraham Lincoln

"Abraham Lincoln, former United States President, involved in slavery issues and the Civil War."—E.…

The sixteenth president of the United States, born in Hardin county, Kentucky, Feb. 12, 1809; died April 15, 1865. He was a great opposer of slavery.

Abraham Lincoln

The sixteenth president of the United States, born in Hardin county, Kentucky, Feb. 12, 1809; died April…

An illustration of a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln

An illustration of a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

An illustration depicting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

An illustration depicting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

The wife of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States of America. She served as First Lady from 1861 until 1865.

Mary Todd Lincoln

The wife of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States of America. She served as…

Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and politician, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln.

Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and politician, and…

The pen with which President Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation.

President Lincoln's Pen

The pen with which President Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation.