Assassination!
Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2012 by 08:00

On April 14, 1865, the  assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was planned and carried out by John Wilkes Booth. Booth had three other conspirators who were to kill two other people in the Lincoln administration around the same time.

Look at the photos below and do some research on the assassination of President Lincoln. Write the following names and results on the blog post:

  1. Name the two potential targets from the Lincoln administration. 
  2. Name the three other assassins involved in the Lincoln assassination.
  3. Name the female conspirator who may or may not be involved in the Lincoln assassination.
  4. With your research, write a short paragraph (a minimum of five sentences) in this blog on:
        * What happened to each of the potential targets on April 14, 1865?
        * Which assassins were involved with each target?
        * What eventually happened to all three of the assassins and the conspirator after 
      
        Lincoln's assassination?




  Target #1



Target #2




Assassin #1




Assassin #2




Assassin #3




Conspirator?


BONUS 1,000 HOUSE POINTS:

Watch the film, The Conspirator, and type an essay (minimun 250-300 words) debating whether the main character in the story was guilty or innocent regarding her involvement to the assassination of President Lincoln. Make sure your explain your reasons why you would defend or convict the conspirator.
marsel
6/10/2012 03:00:35

1. First target is a Jonhson, second is a Seward.
2. First assassin is a Atzerodt, second is a Herold, third is a Powell.
3. She is mother of Jonh Booth. Her name is Sarret.
4. * Lincoln was killed, nothing happend with Jonhson, but he had to be killed. Seward was wounded by Powell.
* Powell-Seward, Atzerold-Jonhson.
* 18 april police caught Mary Sarret, Powell, Atzerold.
they were executed.
Booth and Herold were caught in 26 april 1865.

anonymous1234
6/10/2012 05:05:25

1. The first two people are: Andrew Johnson and William H Seward
2. The three assassins are: George Atzerodt, David Herold, Lewis Powell.
3.The conspirator is Mary Surratt.
4. The plan for kill Lincoln was organized by Booth. The two killers Powell and Herold mission was to kill William Seward. The mission of Atzerodt was to kill the vice president Johnson.
I think Booth had a good tactic but maybe he could do it with his own power not with help.

Yana
6/10/2012 17:13:07

1.The first man is vice president Andrew Johnson, the second man is William Seward.
2. The first assassin is George Atzerodt, second is David Herold and Lewis Powell.
3.The woman is Mary Surratt.
4.Lincoln was killed, George Atzerodt his mission was to kill Vice president Andrew Johnson but he couldn't do it.
The Powell and Herold they had to kill William.





Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:13:17

What about the Conspirator?

Daria Kurovskaya
6/10/2012 18:44:19

The first two targets are: Vice-President Andrew Johnson and William Seward.
The assassins are George Atzerodt, David Herold and Lewis Powell.
The woman is Mary Surratt, she was also known as conspirator in the story.Idea of killing Lincoln was made by Booth. Two other killers Powell and Herold, had to kill William Seward. The mission of Atzerodt was to kill the vice president Johnson. Lincoln was killed, but mission to kill vice president failed.

Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:15:03

Good. But you may want to keep your answer clear by using numbers for each point like the questions. See Liam's response to compare yours.

Piotr
6/10/2012 20:19:54

1. These 2 people were Andrew Johnson and William Henry Steward.
2. The assasins were George Atzerodt, David Herold and Lewis Powell.
3. That woman was Mary Surratt, was the first woman to have the death penalty, she was guilty for conspiracy. Her son was also included in this conspiracy.
4. I think only William Henry Steward died. Mission to kill vice-president failed, because George Atzerodt was afraid. After Lincoln's assasination all 4 people were hanged.

liam
6/10/2012 20:44:37

Hi Mr. Hendricks,

1. The two assassination targets were Andrew Johnson and William Seward.
2. The assassins were George Atzerodt, David Herold and Lewis Powell.
3. The female conspirator was Mary Surrat.
4. Lewis Powell was supposed to kill Secretary of State William Seward but utimately failed as Seward escaped with only a knife wound. George Atzerodt was assigned to kill Vice President Andrew Johnson but he did not go through with the task given to him. Lewis Powell was hanged at the age of 21, George Atzerodt was hanged at the age of 30 and David Herold was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging at the age of 23. To conclude the female conspirator Mary Surrat was hanged as well as the other people involved in the assassination attempts. Mary Surrat was aged between 42 - 45 at the age of her hanging.

Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:16:07

8th grade! Please read this! This is an excellent blog response by Liam.

Federico Francesco Ferri
6/10/2012 21:15:29

1.The two main targets were William Seward and Andrew Johnson.
2.The three assassins were George Atzerodt, David Herold and Lewis Powell.
3.The conspirator was a lady named Mary surrat
4. William Sewerd was supposed to be killed by a southener named Lewis Powell but he escaped with a single stab wound. Vice president Adrew johnson was supposed to be killed by another southener named George Atzerodt. All Three assassins (including lincolns assassin) and the conspirator were hanged.

6/10/2012 21:39:36

Hello mr. Hendricks

1) I think, that the two targets were Andrew Johnson and William Steward.
2) And two assassins were David Herold, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt.
3) Mary Surrat was a female conspirator.
4) Lewis Powell should have killed the secretary of their Stare, William Steward, but he failed so he could escape with only knife inside him. George Atzerodt had an assignment to kill a Vice President William Steward, but he wasn't able to do his mission. Later on, all of the assassins were hanged. George Herold was hanged at age of 23. Lewis Powell was hanged at age of 21. George Atzerodt was hanged, when he was 30 years old. After that happens, a female conspirator Marry Surrat was hanged too, because people thought that she was also participated in killing Vice Presidents.

Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:24:04

Excellent, Stas! 8th grade! Please read this response.

Adil
6/10/2012 22:01:06

1. The two potential targets from the Lincoln administration were Andrew Johnson and William Seward.
2. The three other assassins involved in the Lincoln assassination were David Herold, Lewis Powell and George Atzerodt.
3. The female conspirator who may or may not be involved in the Lincoln assassination was Mary Surrat
4. The idea of killing Lincoln was made by Booth. Mission to kill vice president failed. Atzerodt mission was to kill the vice president Johnson.

Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:19:38

What about the Conspirator? What happened to her?

Edgar
6/10/2012 23:49:40

1.Two targets are Andrew Johnson and William Henry Seward.
2.The Three Assassins are George Atzerodt ,Lewis Powell and David Edgar Herold.
3.The female conspirator who maybe was involved or maybe wasn't is Mary Surrat.
4.
*Lewis Powell and David Herold had an objective to kill William Seward.Powell wanted to kill Seward,severly wonding him and some other people in Seward's house but he didn't kill him and escaped from his household.
George Atzerodt was afraid to kill Johnson but he was arrested by police next day after Lincoln's assassinaton.
*All three assassins and Mary Surrat were hanged.
They all were hanged on 7th of July.
*On 14th of April Seward was severely wounded by Lewis Powell but he was still alive.
Nothing happened with Andrew Johnson .George Atzerodt was scared to kill Jonhson ,that's why nothing happened with Vice President Johnson.

anonimus55
7/10/2012 00:44:14

1)the tow target are Andrew Johnson and William H Seward.
2the three asassins are George Atzerodt,David Herold and Lewis Powell.
3the conspirator is Marry Surrat.
4the plan for kill Lincon is this:Powell and Hernold was killed William
Seward and atzerod was killed Jhonson.

meeeeeee :)
7/10/2012 02:54:15

1. Andrew Johnson and William Seward
2. Lewis Powell , George Atzerodt and David Herold
3. Mary Surrat

Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:22:29

This is not a complete blog post! Read those questions again.

seva
7/10/2012 04:02:28

1. ferst potential targets was the second Andrew Johnson William Seward.
2 .George Atzerodt, David Herold and Lewis Powell.
3.Mary Surrat
4.On 1865 14 jf april try to kill lincoln. George Atzerodt want to kill Andrew Johnson.

Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:24:40

Incomplete blog post. Please follow directions!

nika
7/10/2012 05:52:05

1) on the first target you can se Andrew Johnson, and on the second target you can see William Seward.
2)George Atzerodt, David Herold, Lewis Powe.
3) the conspirator is Mary Surrat.
4) -Lincoln got shot in the head.
- George Atzerodt he wanted to kill Andrew Johnson but he didnt kill him.

Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:21:12

What about the Conspirator? What happened to her as well?

$_ArTaK_$
7/10/2012 06:38:13

1.The two targets from the Lincoln administration were Andrew Johnson and William Seward.

2.The three assasins are George Atzerodt, David Herold and Lewis Powe.

3.The woman that was maybe involved was Mary Surrat.

4.On 14th of April Seward was severely wounded by Lewis Powell but he was still alive.
Nothing happened with Andrew Johnson .George Atzerodt was scared to kill Jonhson ,that's why nothing happened with Vice President Johnson.

Artak Knayzyan

Mr. Hendricks
8/10/2012 16:23:07

And what happened to Mary, the Conspirator?

River Hart
8/10/2012 05:50:02

Hey Mr. Hendricks,
Here are my results for the questions you provided us...sorry it is a bit late.

1. Tho other 2 targets in the administration of the Lincoln assassination were William H. Seward and Andrew Johnson
2. The other 3 assassins were...Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt.
3. The conspirator was Mary Surrat

4. Booth succeeded in his plan to kill Lincoln, however Lewis Powell and Herold, only managed to cut open William Seward's flesh while Seward escaped before proceeding to his death. George Atzerodt was supposed to kill Andrew Johnson but failed to do so as well! The only one that followed through in their plan was booth..who successfully killed Lincoln with a shot to his head. At the end of all the attempts, all the conspirators were hanged, Powell at the age of 21, Herold was hung at the age of 23, and George at the age of 30. Mary was also hung later.


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