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Pres. Kennedy and Lincoln

            In history lessons today, we learn of our great presidents who have lead our nation with great pride. There are two presidents that are recognized in history as two of a kind, yet they served our great country 100 years apart. They are President Abraham Lincoln and President John F. Kennedy. When speaking of one, you are speaking about the other. These two great men from our past have countless similarities in life, in death and their assassins. .
             Though their birth dates are not parallel, Abraham Lincoln born on February 12, 1809, and John F. Kennedy born on May 29, 1917, their last names each contain seven letters. They were named for their grandfathers. Both men grew to be six feet tall. They were both athletic men, but when it came time to relax they enjoyed sitting in a rocking chair. Lincoln and Kennedy often quoted the Bible and Shakespeare. They both expressed themselves very well. The two men were married in their thirties to women who both had dark-haired and twenty-four years of age. Both served in the Military. Lincoln was a scout captain in the Black Hawk War and Kennedy was a naval lieutenant in World War II. Lincoln was the skipper of the Talisman, a Mississippi River Boat, and Kennedy was the skipper of PT 109. Abraham Lincoln held many professions, including shopkeeping and blacksmithing before he decided to study law and pursue a political career. He was then elected to Congress in 1846. Then he became the 16th president of the United States in 1860. John F. Kennedy studied law at Harvard. He was elected to Congress in 1946. He became the 35th president of the United States in 1960. Both men had strong views of how America was treating the American Blacks. During their presidency, both were concerned about civil rights. President Lincoln told his side in the Emancipation Proclamation and President Kennedy reported to Congress on Civil Rights. Lincoln and Kennedy had no fear of death and disdained bodyguards.

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