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Triumph and Assassination

Hans L. Trefousse

in First Among Equals

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224685
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823234936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224685.003.0006

Series: The North's Civil War

Triumph and Assassination

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This chapter details the events during the last days of Abraham Lincoln. The civil war had ended at this time, and the Reconstruction Era began. Because of his programs that seemed to serve the majority of the people, Lincoln's popularity grew; making it harder for his opponents to prosecute cases, and even throw him out of office. His assassination on April 14, 1865, almost immediately made him a hero of the United States.

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; American politics; assassination; Reconstruction Era

Chapter.  7523 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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