Abraham Lincoln Vs. John F. Kennedy Essays

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Abraham Lincoln Vs. John F. Kennedy

PRESIDENT ASSASSINATED! That has been a headline in the papers four times in the history of the United States of America. Two of those four presidents were Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy are undoubtedly two of the most famous presidents of the United States. Both loved by the American people were shot from behind by a supposedly lone assassin. Many questions and conspiracy theories revolve around their lives, which make them so interesting. They were born close to one hundred years apart and had opposite lifestyles before their presidency. Yet, there are many similarities between them.

Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky on
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After that the Lincoln family moved to Washington D.C. In 1848, he gave a speech against the war with Mexico and his political career fell apart. He went back being a lawyer. After three years of practicing law, he starts his political career again and he got elected into the Illinois legislature. With the new formation of the Republican Party he was nominated into senate. Then in 1860, he won the presidential campaign and became the 16th President of the United States and the first Republican President. During his presidency, Lincoln faced many challenges, such as slavery and a divided nation. He was outspoken about slavery and wanted to abolish it. This caused many southern states, who were in favor of slavery, to withdraw from the Union. This was the start of the Civil War. This a bloody war between the North and the South lasted for four years. In the end, Lincoln united the country. He gave one of the most famous speeches in American history, the Emancipation Proclamation, and added the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution that freed the slaves. ("Lincoln, Abraham”) On April 14, 1865 Lincoln went to Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. At about 10:13 pm John Wilkes Booth snuck behind him and shot Lincoln in the back of the head. Abraham Lincoln died the next day. The largest manhunt in American history was tracking down Booth. He was killed after being shot in a warehouse. ("Lincoln, assassination”)


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