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The Mystery of History Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 John F. Kennedy 1917-1963.

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1 The Mystery of History Abraham Lincoln John F. Kennedy

2 Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946 Lincoln was elected President in 1860 Kennedy was elected President in 1960 Both lost a child while living in White House Both were directly concerned with Civil Rights Both shot in the back of the head while wife was present Lincoln shot at the Ford Theater Kennedy shot in a Lincoln made by Ford Lincoln-Kennedy Similarities Both shot on a Friday

3 Lincoln’s assassin was known by three names: John Wilkes Booth Kennedy’s assassin was known by three names: Lee Harvey Oswald Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and fled to a warehouse (barn) Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and fled to a theater Both assassins were killed before being brought to trial Lincoln’s successor was Andrew Johnson born in 1808 Kennedy’s successor was Lyndon Johnson born in 1908 Lincoln-Kennedy Similarities


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