John Wilkes Booth: The Assassin

John Wilkes Booth was born May 10, 1838 near Bel Air, Maryland, into a distinguished family of actors. He was the 9th child of actor Junius Brutus Booth and his wife Mary Ann. Although a talented actor from a young age, John was emotional unstable and egotistical. He had trouble sharing the spotlight with his … Read more

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg address is considered one of Abraham Lincoln‘s greatest speeches. The speech was given at a dedication ceremony for a cemetery of Union soldiers, known as the Soldier’s National Cemetery, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More than 50,000 soldiers died at the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863. Many states in the Union wanted to … Read more

The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and the first president to be assassinated. Although he was born to a poor farmer in Kentucky, Lincoln grew up to become a lawyer and served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives and the U.S. Congress before winning the presidential office in … Read more