Lincoln & Kennedy, Comparing the Similarities

It is really unbelievable when you compare the similarities between two of the greatest presidents in United States history.  Both men were simply incredible men.  Here are some, not all, of the similarities between these two great figures in history.

 

Lincoln Kennedy
Lincoln’s name has seven letters Kennedy’s name has seven letters
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
War was thrust upon Lincoln almost immediately after inauguration War was thrust upon Kennedy almost immediately after inauguration
Lincoln ordered the Treasury to print its own money Kennedy ordered the Treasury to print its own money
Lincoln gave black Americans freedom and legalized equality Kennedy enforced equality for black Americans
Lincoln was loved by the common people and hated by the establishment Kennedy was loved by the common people and hated by the establishment
Lincoln was succeeded, after assassination, by Vice President Johnson Kennedy was succeeded, after assassination, by Vice President Johnson
 Vice President Andrew Johnson was born in 1808  Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was born in 1908
 Andrew Johnson’s name has thirteen letters  Lyndon B. Johnson’s name has thirteen letters
 Andrew Johnson had a pug nose and slicked-back hair  Lyndon B. Johnson had a pug nose and slicked-back hair
 Lincoln was sitting beside his wife when he was shot  Kennedy was sitting beside his wife when he was shot
 Lincoln’s wife held his head in her lap after he was shot  Kennedy’s wife held his head in her lap after he was shot
 Lincoln was shot on a Friday before a major holiday  Kennedy was shot on a Friday before a major holiday
 Lincoln was shot in a theater named Ford  Kennedy was shot in a car named Ford
 Lincoln’s bodyguard was away from his post at the door of the President’s box at the theater  Kennedy’s bodyguards were away from their posts on the running-boards of the President’s car
 Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran to a warehouse  Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran to a theater
 Lincoln’s assassin had a three-word name, John Wilkes Booth  Kennedy’s assassin had a three-word name, Lee Harvey Oswald
 John Wilkes Booth has 15 letters  Lee Harvey Oswald has 15 letters
 Lincoln didn’t die immediately after being shot  Kennedy didn’t die immediately after being shot
 Lincoln died in Petersen’s House  Kennedy died in Parkland Hospital
 Booth was shot and killed in police custody before going to trial  Oswald was shot and killed in police custody before going to trial
 There were conspiracy theories that Johnson was knowledgeable about Lincoln’s assassination  There were conspiracy theories that Johnson was knowledgeable about Kennedy’s assassination
 Shortly after Lincoln was shot the telegraph system went down  Shortly after Kennedy was shot the telephone system went down
 Kennedy’s father had been the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James  Lincoln’s son became the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James
 Lincoln had young children while living at the White House  Kennedy had young children while living at the White House
 Lincoln lost a child to death while President  Kennedy lost a child to death while President
 After Lincoln’s assassination the nation experienced an emotional convulsion  After Kennedy’s assassination the nation experienced an emotional convulsion
 Lincoln assassination conspiracy theories are believed all these years later  Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories are believed all these years later
 Lincoln’s seat in the Ford Theater he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford’s museum  Kennedy’s seat in the Lincoln he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford’s museum
 Lincoln, in his 30s, married a 24-year old girl who spoke French fluently Kennedy, in his 30s, married a 24-year old girl who spoke French fluently
 Lincoln was a second child Kennedy was a second child
 Lincoln had a secretary named John Kennedy Kennedy had a secretary named Mrs. Lincoln
 John Wilkes Booth was killed by one shot from a Colt revolver Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by one shot from a Colt revolver
 A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland  A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Marilyn Monroe