The assassinations of john f kennedy and abraham lincoln.

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April 22, 2003

Comparative Essay

There were many striking similarities between President John F. Kennedy and President Abraham Lincoln. Some may call it coincidence, but there are definite comparisons that can be made between the two.

First of all the names Kennedy and Lincoln each contain seven letters. Both presidents were particularly concerned with civil rights. Sadly, both presidents' wives' lost children both while living in the White House, and after living in the White House. A coincidence with years is that Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Also, Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860 while John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both Presidents' were assassinated and their assassinations have much in common. Both presidents were shot in the head, while seated next to their wife on a Friday. Mrs. Lincoln advised Mr. Lincoln not to go to the theatre and Mrs.

Kennedy advised Mr. Kennedy not to go to Dallas but unfortunately their husbands did not take their advice. A weird little coincidence was that Lincoln was shot in the Ford theatre and Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln.

The Presidents assassins and successors were similar as well. Both assassins were southerners and were known by their full names, which were John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald; both names contain fifteen letters. Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse. Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater. Oddly, both the assassins were assassinated before their trials. Kennedy and Lincoln's successors were named Johnson. Once again a game of similar years is seen as Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908. Abraham Lincoln...