The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

2009, History  -   27 Comments
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The Assassination of Abraham LincolnA highlight of the nationwide Lincoln Bicentennial celebration is this unprecedented documentary on the life and legacy of the man widely considered one of the best - and most enigmatic - presidents.

It addresses many of the controversies surrounding Lincoln about race, equality, religion, politics, and depression by carefully interpreting evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today.

On April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.

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Audiana Augustin
Audiana Augustin
2 years ago

ABRAHAM LINCOLN Was the only AMERICAN WHO Speak ENGLISH ABRAHAM PRONOUNCE LIKE ENGLISH ALPHABET,

fjslsakj
fjslsakj
10 years ago

i have never read so much dumb nonsense by so many people. please read history, study, learn, and be quiet.

john
john
11 years ago

Well, I had to turn it off after six minutes. Here we have a pandering paean to the first absurd theory of a "lone gunman". I have no doubt that this documentary will NOT discuss the question why the bodyguard who was supposed to be outside the door to Lincoln's loge at the theatre was not there to stop John Wilkes Booth. No, from the very beginning this documentary is intensely focused on the personal pyschology of one participant in the assassination, so it is clear that they will not be looking beyond that to look at any of the real questions. Oh, and by the way, they start out saying that Lincoln was the first U.S. President who was assassinated, which is also subject to question...unless you believe that eating strawberries and ice cream ever killed anybody...

Xericho Invictus
Xericho Invictus
11 years ago

he killed vampires

politicsofgree1
politicsofgree1
11 years ago

Your missing the whole point. Even had the South triumphed at Gettysburg the war was not ending until slavery did. Even had the North been forced to accept some type of truce/peace that did not include abolition, the war would have inevitably started once again. Unless the South abolished slavery on its own, there would have been continued tensions, skirmishes and the such until the issue was settled. While it was not the only reason for the civil war, it was the one reason why the war was going to be fought to its inevitable conclusion, be it after Gettysburg or 100yrs in the future. Slavery is a indefensible moral position and as such would have eventually lead to the Souths downfall, civil war or not.
Lincoln wrote on numerous occasions that any peace that did not abolish slavery was not acceptable. Lincoln recognized and wrote about the fact that slavery was an issue that threatened to tear the country apart had the nation remained divided on it. To think Lincoln did not recognize this is naive. While you are correct that many in the South saw nothing wrong with it (obviously) the general sentiment in the North was rapidly growing to oppose it. And yes slavery is both a moral and economic issue (free labor implies that).

Choom Gang
Choom Gang
11 years ago

This is r*tarded. The reason for the civil war was not slavery. Emancipation was an issue and played a major factor to the outcome of the war, but was not the causal reason for the war. The reasons were purely economical. Like almost every war ever fought.

politicsofgree1
politicsofgree1
11 years ago

I love it when nitwits comment on history lol. Look the South was ALWAYS going to lose the civil war, period the end. They were holding a morally indefensible position (slavery) that every real civilized nation in the world abhors. Lincoln understood that this practice would have to be abolished, it was a matter of how. The south was right about one thing, every proposal that Lincoln put forth before the war was geared towards heading to that eventual goal. The Souths unwillingness to bend or compromise lead to the war and once the war started Lincoln understood it could not end until the South surrendered. To accept anything less would be to invite an ongoing conflict for decades to come. The US would have been subjected to regional warfare for year and years after any truce. As long as slavery was in play, conflict would have occurred. Lincoln did what he had to do to during the extraordinary circumstance of a civil war. This nation is blessed that he had the fortitude, strength and will to be strong and swallow the hard pill so that subsequent generations would not have He got it done and for us to hold him accountable for the mess that this country is today is ridiculous. That belongs to presidents who came long after he was assassinated.

Mickey Mc Finnigan
Mickey Mc Finnigan
11 years ago

and abe lincoln was an agent for the foreign banking cabal.. his family "jewed it out" in hingham ma.. until they could put their fed reserve in place.. But first he needed the whole nation to bow to their manifesto of communism.. i mean.. suspension of habeaus corpus, shutting down news papers attacking every single amendment of the constitution... Abe was one of the three anti christs for sure. lincoln was wholly possessed by satan. He was even into male on male sodomy. Everything about the man was evil, the more i find out about him the more demonic i realize is he really was.

David Tayman
David Tayman
12 years ago

nakor420 said it best. My only difference is, I'll watch this anyways. I know Lincoln was truly assassinated because of his greenback dollar which threatened world (by world I mean the Rothchild's) wealth. Any president, or person, who stands up against centralized banking and the old wealth is subject to assassination attempts and slander

JimmiStender
JimmiStender
12 years ago

Why must Lincoln always be glorified as the second coming of christ? The man was an outright tyran. As Booth said, "Might makes right".

gaboora
gaboora
12 years ago

This is a flawless doc. The music, the imagery, the quotes from the people involved, the intelligent, unsensational narration, all combined to nearly make me cry.

Andy M Prendergast
Andy M Prendergast
12 years ago

A fine documentary; utilizes beautiful photography which is expertly captured, employs top historians and writers on the assassination (Swanson), Lincoln (Kearns Goodwin, Wolf Shenk), and the Civil War (McPherson), and despite some minor inconsequential inaccuracies presents as much as is needed to understand the event and its milieu. Certainly recommended.

kittyphdfur
kittyphdfur
12 years ago

I am going to watch this to be informed.

Nakor420
Nakor420
12 years ago

I'm not even going to watch this cause I know it will only be full of lies and deceite, even if not on the part of the film maker. I'm casting off the wool held over my eyes and waking up to the lies. The Lincoln assasination is but one chapter in a long running war between the forces of liberty and the forces of tyrrany.

Steve
Steve
12 years ago

Read The Secret Terrorist by Bill Hughes, you'll get your answers

signalfire1
signalfire1
12 years ago

Very well done documentary, but it is much more about Booth than Lincoln.