The Kennedy-Lincoln connection

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Many similarities between his and Lincoln's assassinations have been well documented. Click here for a list of the facts that connect two of the most devastating events in American history.


This website was designed and authored by Chad Smith, a journalism student at the University of Florida. Most of its images come from the United States Library of Congress.


Steers, Jr., Edward. Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2001.

The Library of Congress. <http://www.loc.gov/>.

Reck, Emerson W. A. Lincoln: His Last 24 Hours. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1987.

Turner, Thomas Reed. Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1982.

A drawing of John Wilkes Booth shooting President Lincoln