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Photo Essay: Politicians Targeted by Assassins

President Abraham Lincoln

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Photo: Currier and Ives Lithograph

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President Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15,1865, after being shot at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., by Confederate symphatizer John Wilkes Booth. Booth was part of a plot to kill several members of the Lincoln administration. For more: Explore Lincoln's Story (Ford's Theatre)