The Great Emancipator Died Sooner Than Later

, , , , , | Right | November 1, 2010

(I work at a historic site from the American Civil War. I am talking to a seven-year-old child.)

Small Child: “Who shot President Lincoln?”

Me: “He was shot by a Southern sympathizer named John Wilkes Booth.”

Small Child: “But why did he want to kill the president?”

Me: “Well, the North and the South were at war, and Booth thought that if he killed President Lincoln, it might help the South win.”

Small Child: “Oh… So, were you here when it happened?”

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