The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are woefully misunderstood and under-taught.
The Constitution is the template for how our government is supposed to work and clearly lines out what each branch is responsible for.
The Bill of Rights is the handbook of limitations on the power that is granted to the Federal government.
The Federal Government is designed to be subservient to the States and not the other way around.
If one were to make an honest assessment of the actions of President Lincoln and his Administration, one could only come away holding him in complete and utter contempt.
You should be angriest at Booth because he singlehandedly handed power to those who sought to punish the south.