06 Assassinations And Secret Service
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  • Assassinations and the U.S. Secret Service
  • objective • identify the role of the Secret Service and discuss intelligently the various assassinations/assassins in America’s history.
  • successful assassinations • Abraham Lincoln – John Wilkes Booth • James A. Garfield – Charles J. Guiteau • William McKinley – Leon Czolgosz • John Fitzgerald Kennedy – Lee Harvey Oswald
  • attempted assassinations • Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Harry Truman, JFK, Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush
  • the role of the secret service • Two roles: – Investigating counterfeiting of U.S. currency and treasury bonds & investigation of major fraud. – Protective roles, ensuring the safety of national VIPs.
  • history of the Secret Service • formed in 1865. • did not begin protecting presidents until after McKinley assassination (third presidential assassination)