Today in History–April 14–the Library of Congress features the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on this day in 1865. Learn more about tragic day in United States history by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access all types of primary sources and teaching resources related to the death of President Lincoln.
Lincoln assassination summary (overview, timeline, gallery)
Lincoln’s pockets (story from America’s Library)
Primary Source Starter: Lincoln’s assassination from a friend’s diary (learning activity)
Lincoln tribute primary source set (various collections)
Lincoln tribute primary source set (Lincolniana collection)
Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators (from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School)
Presidential Spotlight: Abraham Lincoln primary sources & teaching resources