On the night of Lincolnâ€™s assassination, John Wilkes Booth planned to have other men assassinate Secretary of State William Seward and Vice President Andrew Johnson. Lewis Powell attacked Seward in his home in Washington. Seward survived. The attack on the Vice President did not take place. Fordâ€™s Theater is where this famous assassination of Americaâ€™s 16th President took place and this pin commemorates this National Historic Site.