Did John Wilkes Booth commit an act of murder that was condemned by the leaders of the Confederacy, or did the leaders of the Confederacy hire him to murder President Lincoln.

A 4-6 page essay, 12 pt Times new roman double spaced. APA format. Essay question is Did John Wilkes Booth commit an act of murder that was condemned by the leaders of the Confederacy, or did the leaders of the Confederacy hire him to murder President Lincoln? Thesis – There were other targets during the Lincoln assassination including Ulysses S. Grant and then vice-president Andrew Johnson. Several confederate sympathizers were charged and convicted with conspiring with Booth to carry out the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Although Confederate President Jefferson Davis was thought to be involved he was never formally charged. Body – A. Describe the causes of the historical event. In other words, what were the underlying factors that led to the historical event? Were there any immediate causes that precipitated the event? B. Illustrate the course of your historical event. In other words, tell the story or narrative of your event. Who were the important participants? What did they do? Why? How do the perspectives of the key participants differ? C. Describe the immediate and long-term consequences of the historical event for American society. In other words, how did the event impact American society? D. Discuss the historical evidence that supports your conclusions about the impact of the event on American society. Support your response with specific examples from your sources. Conclusion – : In this section of your essay, you will discuss the impact of historical thinking. Specifically, you should: A. Explain why this historical event is important to you personally. In other words, why did you select this event to research? B. Illustrate how your research of the historical event impacted the way you thought about the event. In other words, how did thinking like a historian change the lens through which you viewed the event? Support your response with specific examples. C. Explain how a historian would pursue further study of your thesis statement. In other words, if a historian were to continue researching your thesis statement, what would be the future directions or next steps?

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