Chasing Lincoln's Killer

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Chasing Lincoln's Killer by Mind Map: Chasing Lincoln's Killer

1. Extra Research

1.1. Did the President have any idea that he was going to be assassinated BEFORE he was?

2. Assasins

2.1. Mary Surrat

2.1.1. She was guilty, found having meetings with Booth near the date of Lincolns death, when no one but him and her were home.

2.1.2. John Surrat, Mary Surrat's husband, refused to have anything involving Lincolns assassination.

2.2. Mr. Mudd

2.2.1. Mudd was imprisoned in a jail in Florida where he was later bailed out.

2.2.2. He returned Back home after being released and lived out the rest of his life.

3. Lincolns challenges as the president

3.1. How did he end slavery?

3.2. How did he settle the civil war?

4. John Wilkes Boothe

4.1. Booth originally came up with a plot to kidnap Lincoln and take him the south to hold him hostage and force his government to resume its earlier policy of exchanging prisoners

4.2. Booth fired the shot at the theater that killed the president. (April 14, 1865)

4.3. Before Booth was notoriously known for being President Lincoln's assassin, He was an actor.

5. The plot and Lincoln's Assasins

5.1. Assassins had private meetings at private locations to discuss "private business"

6. Edwin Staton

6.1. He started the manhunt for Lincoln's assassin/assassins

6.2. The search was put out for John Wilkes Booth, Davd Harold and John Surrat.