By: Kyra D’Costa. John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in Bel Air, Maryland. He was the ninth child out of ten children!. His mother was Mary Ann Holmes. His father was Junius Brutus Booth, a famous actor who loved to recite lines of Shakespeare. .
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John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in Bel Air, Maryland. He was the ninth child out of ten children!
John Wilkes Booth’s first plan was to kidnap the president, take him to the South, and exchange him for confederate soldiers. This was the plan that did not turn out right.
John Wilkes Booth’ s plan failed as you can see, so the only thing that he could do was assassinate President Lincoln. That was the only plan of his that had succeeded.
Some of his accomplices were Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, John Surratt, David Harold, Michael O’Laughlin, and Samuel Arnold. Some of the people that helped John Wilkes Booth didn’t even realize that he was using them.
Before Lincoln was assassinated, he went to go see a play that John Wilkes Booth was starring in. Lincoln said that John Wilkes Booth was his favorite actor.