Presidental/Death Assassination

By AS3539
  • Andrew Jackson******

    Andrew Jackson was outside the Capitol Building. A painter named Richard Lawrence aimed two pistols at the president. Both of them were misfired, Lawrence was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to a mental institution until he died in 1861.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Death Lincoln was shot once in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was watching a performance called Our Amercian Cousin. Lincoln was declared mortal and died the next day. Booth was shot and killed by Sergeant Boston Corbett.
  • James A. Garfield

    Death Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea. Guitea shot him in his right arm and then in the back. Guitea was arrested immediately and was found guilty and sentenced to death.
  • William McKinley*******

    Death William McKinley was attending the Pan-Amerian Exposition and was shot twice. The first bullet ricocheted off either a bullet-proof button or an award medal on McKinley's jacket. The second bullet pierced his stomach.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Before a campaign John F. Schrank was stalking Roosevelt for weeks and shot him once in the chest. The 50 page text of his campaign speech folded over twice in Roosevelt's breast pocket and a metal glasses case slowed the bullet. Schrank was immediately disarmed, captured and might have been lynched had Roosevelt not shouted for Schrank to remain unharmed.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Hoover was in Argentina and escaped assassination by an Argentine anarchists, Severino Di Giovanni. Giovanni tried to blow up his railroad car. The plotters had an itinerary but the bomber was arrested before he could place the explosives on the rails.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Guiseppe Zangara fired five shots at Roosevelt. The assassination attempt occurred less than three weeks before Roosevelt was sworn in for his first term in office. The President-elect was not hurt four other people were wounded and Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was killed.
  • Harry S. Truman

    The Zionist Stern Gang was believed to have sent a number of letter bombs addressed to the president at the White House. The Secret Service had been alerted by the British after they had recieved some letters. The mail room held all the letters and the Secret Service defused them all.
  • John F. Kennedy

    Death While he was in Palm Beach Kennedy was threatened by Richard Paul Pavlick. Pavlick he inteded to crash his car into Kennedy's vehicle. Pavlick was arrested three days ater by the Secret Service.
  • John F. Kennedy

    Kennedy was fatally wounded by a sniper's bullet in his neck and head while riding with his wife through the parade. Lee Oswald was arrested and was handcuffed to Detective Jim Leavelle. Oswald was shot and fatally wounded in the basement of the Dallas Police Headquarters by Jack Ruby.
  • Richard Nixon

    Arthur Bremer carried a firearm to an event wanting to shoot Nixon. He was put off by the security. A couple weeks later he shot and seriously injured Governor of Alabama George Wallace.
  • Gerald Ford*******

    Lynette Fromme had pulled a gun on Ford. She had four cartridges with her but none in the magazine. She was restrained by the Secret Service agents. Fromme was sentenced to life in prison ut was released from custody.
  • Jimmy Carter

    Raymond Lee Harvey was arrested by the Secret Service after being found carrying a starter pistol ten minutes before Carter was to give a speech. Harvey had a history of mental illness but the police had to investigate his claim that he was part of a four man operation to assassinate the president. According to Harvey he fired seven blank rounds from the starter pistol on the hotel roof the night before. Harvey was jailed on a $50,000 bond.
  • Ronald Reagan

    After his speech, Reagan and three other men were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. Reagan was struck by a single bullet which broke a rib, punctured a lung, and caused serious internal bleeding. Reagan was rushed to a hospital, Hinckley was immediately subdued and arrested at the scene.
  • George H. W. Bush

    Fourteen men believed to be working for Saddam Huessein smuggling bombs into Kuwait to assassinate Bush. The plot was foiled when Kuwaiti officials found the bomb and arrested the suspected assassins. Two of the suspects Wali Abdelhadi Ghazali and Raad Abdelamir al-Assadi retracted their confessions at the trial.