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Because of his views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln inspired both passionate supporters and equally vehement detractors. John Wilkes Booth despised Lincoln's desire to end slavery; Booth supported the Confederacy. After he assassinated Lincoln, Booth was surprised that the public opposed what he had done. He expected to be regarded as a hero.
He hoped to revive the spirit of the South and continue the War of Northern Agression.
John Wilkes Booth originally planned to kidnap Lincoln but then decided to shoot him.

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โˆ™ 2009-09-01 05:22:08

Because of his views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln inspired both passionate supporters and equally vehement detractors. John Wilkes Booth despised Lincoln's desire to end slavery; Booth supported the Confederacy. After he assassinated Lincoln, Booth was surprised that the public opposed what he had done. He expected to be regarded as a hero.

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John Wilkes Booth first planned on kidnapping President Lincoln. When that plan seemed impossible, he decided to assassinate the US president. His motive was revenge against the North and its president, Abraham Lincoln.

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