One hundred years later, another Johnson would become president after Kennedy was assassinated for similar reason as Lincoln: trying to do the peoples will in a country who doesn't believe the majority's will should be respected, only the elite Senator and Congressmen and woman, who know what is best for the country. In 1858, the power elite felt that the South needed to pay their debt or their would be chaos and another war, in 1963, the power elite felt that Kennedy's willingness to work with Russia and his hesitation to escalate the Vietnam war, was a threat to the USA.
In both cases, the power elite were wrong, much as they are today with their Tax Cuts and War Spending. Only, there are no heroes left to assassinate, their power is too strong and we are too weak.
On a brighter note, today's power elite, the Republican Congress and Senate have come to the conclusion that Donald Trump didn't benefit from the Russian interference with the last presidential election.
Boy, I feel better already!
And in today's Orwellian Watch: More Wars and Rumors of Wars.