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Most things about Abraham Licoln and John F. Kennedy are completely different.
Lincoln for example, was born in poverty, whereas Kennedy came from a wealthy, privileged family. Lincoln was self-educated, whereas Kennedy was a Harvard Graduate.
As a young man, Lincoln took a Temeperence Pledge,which means that he vowed never to touch alcohol. On the other hand, part of the Kennedy family fortune was made from the sale of alcohol.
Lincoln wrote all his own speeches, even the immortal Gettysburg Address. Kennedy had an army o speech writers. Even his book Profiles in Courage was said to be ghost-written.
However, other aspects of their lives and deaths were eerily similar:
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 presidents were shot on a Friday and both were shot in the head.
Lincolns secretary was named Kennedy, Kennedys secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeded by Southerners. Vith successors were named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeded Kennedy was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald, who probably assassinated Kennedy was born in 1939. Both assassins were known ny their three names.
Booth assassinated Lincoln in a theatre. He then ran from the theatre and was caught in a warehouse. Oswald alledgly shot Kennedy from a warehouse.He then ran from the warehouse and was caught in a theatre.
Booth and Oswald ere both murdered before their trials.
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