John Wilkes Booth was a Southerner and, along with many other people, refused to accept that the war was over. He came from a family of famous actors and actresses. But John Wilkes was never given the name and credit of an actor that his brother was. He was convinced that if he could assassinate the President that he would be hailed as a hero, and that the South would fight on.
He did, indeed, know the theatre inside and out, and the people of the theatre knew him. Once he knew which box President Lincoln would be in, it was fairly easy to plot his course. The President had supposedly refused extra body guards that evening. Whether that would have saved him or not will never be known. Boothe did not plan on breaking his ankle when he jumped from the theatre seats to the stage.
Though he made an immediate getaway, the broken ankle was ultimately his undoing as he simply could not travel without the aid of a doctor. The leg was patched up, but his trail was hot, and the time it took to take care of the break allowed the captors to get to him. He was mortally wounded in the fight with those that had followed and found him.
I don't know who mentioned the kkk and lincoln liking blacks but that is false. The kkk was not formed in Lincolns lifetime. And Lincoln believed that whites were superior to blacks. He just hated slavery.
Because he hated jews so he wanted to exterminate them by throwing them in frying pans.
Because the south never liked the north when the north had thought about ABOLISHING SLAVERY! That was a big highlight in the civil war....[x]
Because the kkk did not like the fact Lincoln liked blacks