Most people wonder what it would of been like if Lincoln had lived, would people of loved him more, less? What if Booth had never even wanted to shoot Lincoln. The world would definitely be a different place to live. John Wilkes Booth has always been in history as Lincoln's assassin, he left an astonishing impact like he mad it okay for people to kill one another. Do you think people would be murdered so often if maybe it hadn't of happened in history? Personally, I believe that it would be true, history would of changed. Oswald killed John F. Kennedy, another president. Just like how Booth killed Lincoln, both shot and the desire to kill authority. The only difference is time, and Booth was shot in a barn and Oswald was shot while he was being walked out of the courthouse. Both presidents were a highly respected authority, that some people just want dead. They both had a plan, and both succeeded, sadly in such a horrific act.
I'm sure we all have questions to ask Booth about the presidents death. I do, I'd be terrified to meet Booth in person though. I'd be scared he'd hurt me somehow, just like Lincoln. One of my biggest questions would be What would of happened if you didn't kill Lincoln? Would he of tried to kill him again? Still be on the run or would Booth just of killed himself. It's scary to think about how dangerous of a person Booth really was. I really don't understand why certain people feel the need to kill other human beings. It's pretty sad, think of all the families that loved that person, or admired them. I would also want to know simply why he wanted to kill Lincoln, was he jealous? Or scared? Also, did Lincoln do something bad in Booth's eyes? Basically I didn't see a reason for Lincoln to be killed.
Mary Surratt, John Wilkes Booth's mother.
I can't even imagine how Mary must of felt during this whole thing. Booth had called for her at her Inn and told her what he needed but he never told her why. He made her an accomplice to his crime, for her unknowingly giving her son guns and ammunition. After Booth was caught, Mary was hung along with all the other accomplices. Mary was told by police officers that she knew exactly what Booth was doing, when honestly she had no clue. The officers were rude to her, because they thought if she would of stepped up and told someone then Lincoln would still be alive. She was punished, and faced a cruel death for a crime that she had nothing to do with. While Booth was still on a manhunt I bet stress was an overload, and once he was caught I bet she was heartbroken. She must of felt exactly how the families of murderers do. Stress, remorse, grief, the not knowing; tears the family apart.