06 Assassinations And Secret Service

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06 Assassinations And Secret Service

  1. 1. Assassinations and the U.S. Secret Service
  2. 2. objective • identify the role of the Secret Service and discuss intelligently the various assassinations/assassins in America’s history.
  3. 3. successful assassinations • Abraham Lincoln – John Wilkes Booth • James A. Garfield – Charles J. Guiteau • William McKinley – Leon Czolgosz • John Fitzgerald Kennedy – Lee Harvey Oswald
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. history of the Secret Service • formed in 1865. • did not begin protecting presidents until after McKinley assassination (third presidential assassination)

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