Assassinated U.S. Presidents

Four U.S. Presidents have been assassinated. Can you name them?
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President
John F. Kennedy
William McKinley
James Garfield
Abraham Lincoln
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Level 63
May 1, 2016
Even a thought miniscule number such as four is a very large number in terms of assassination count.
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Level 88
May 2, 2016
Right? With a mortality rate approaching 20%, half of that due to assassination, you'd have to be crazy to want the job... as seems to be born out by this year's candidates...
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Level 49
Jun 15, 2016
Well said.
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Level 65
Apr 6, 2017
I wouldn't say you'd have to be crazy to want the job. Many people want their name and impact to live past their physical death. That alone is worth the threat of assassination for a lot of people. We still talk about the presidents even if they've been dead 100 or 200 years.
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Level 54
Apr 10, 2020
@TinklePork ...well, to be quite honest, it seems about half of us only talk about half of these four presidents. A decent chunk of people don't know Garfield or McKinley.
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Level 72
May 2, 2016
Statistically speaking, President of the United States is the most dangerous job in the country.
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Level 53
Jun 8, 2016
Wastington4 it is even more odd than that. Every president elected in a year ending in 0 from Lincoln (1860) through JFK (1960) died in office. To top that Reagan (elected in 1980) was nearly killed by an assassin as well.
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Level 32
Jun 15, 2016
AMD09 except Bush he was elected in 2000
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Level 46
Jun 17, 2016
It actually goes back to 1840. William Henry Harrison was elected and died in office just a few months later.
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Level 75
Nov 9, 2016
lespods - 2000 isn't between 1860 and 1960...
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Level 81
Jul 1, 2018
The first 3 happened in a span of 36 years. Abraham Lincoln's son was present at his father's deathbed and in attendance for the other two. He also did 9/11.
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2019
Both Reagan and George W. Bush survived assassination attempts. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley in 1981. When Bush was in Georgia (the country, not the state) in 2006, a man threw a live hand grenade that landed a few feet from where he was speaking. Obviously, it failed to detonate.
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Level 18
Oct 25, 2020
The most dangerous US job is to be a prison gaurd
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Level 80
Jun 15, 2016
Oh come on guys. Exaggerate much? Also, Kennedy has been the only president assassinated since the Secret Service was given the job of protecting the president. It would be more relevant to consider that the first president assassinated was due to a civil war. And that event probably inspired others to think they could get away with the same. Though assassination was a common tool for political reform back then. After two presidents were killed in a span of 20 years, that's when Congress ordered the Secret Service to guard the president. 115 years later and they've only failed once, though there have been many attempts.
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Level 65
Jun 15, 2016
Well, to be fair, Reagan got shot. He lived, but that was lucky. But yeah, the Secret Service changes everything. Idiots have been hatching plans to kill Obama on a daily basis, and he's doing just fine. Well, he's aged three decades in eight years. But, otherwise...
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Level 79
Jun 19, 2016
MOST presidents "age" a lot more than their four or eight years in office can account for!
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Level 80
Sep 29, 2019
I'm not denying it's a stressful job. Even if you're the current president and spend most of your day on "executive time"- a.k.a. watching Fox News, sending out Tweets, talking to Hannity on the phone, or golfing, it's still got to be stressful having all of that scrutiny on your daily criminal activity and numerous misdeeds.
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2020
I like how kalbahamut can always somehow sneak a way to anger someone into all of his comments, no seriously it's kind of funny to just look for kalbahamut comments on jetpunk.
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Level 83
Apr 10, 2020
If facts make you angry then you're just gonna have to come to terms with it.
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Level 47
Sep 13, 2020
Oh no I totally agree with him on this it's just also funny.
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Level 75
Jun 15, 2016
Try my quiz - US Presidents that died while in office. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/172295/us-presidents-that-died-in-office
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Level 73
Jun 15, 2016
This was easy. But add a quiz about the assassins and I think I'd only get 50% - or you could add the attempted assassinations of several presidents.
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Level 70
Jun 15, 2016
I'd miss half of the assassins simply because I couldn't spell their names.
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Level 32
Jun 15, 2016
there already is I created one about 4 years ago just search presidential assassins it covers all attempts as well
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Level 48
Jun 15, 2016
Help! I tried putting "Donald Trump" but it didn't accept it
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Level 53
Mar 31, 2019
Wait... this comment is from before he was president. Is that you, Vladimir?
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2020
If it's Vladimir... does that mean it's an inside job?? oh my...
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Level 62
Jun 15, 2016
Finished with 0:56
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Level 32
Jun 15, 2016
If you like this quiz try this one http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/29384/presidential-assassins
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Level 32
Jun 15, 2016
or search presidential assassins
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Level 56
Jun 21, 2016
Charles J. Guiteau in court tried to plead his case that he didn't kill President Garfield but it was the doctors working on him that did. While his bullet certainly helped it was the unsanitary techniques and prodding by the doctors that caused him to go septic and die from his injuries. One of the doctors put his dirty unwashed finger in the wound for Christs sake! The court wasn't big on semantics though ruling him guilty of murder and sentencing him to execution. He may have technically been right but it didn't matter since he started the whole situation by shooting the gat damn president.
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Level 37
Sep 30, 2016
Had the assassin not shot the president, medical intervention, sanitary or otherwise, would not have been necessary. Therefore, he was the proximate cause of President Garfield's death and deserved the penalty he received.
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Level 78
Sep 28, 2017
If you point a gun at somebody and pull the trigger, regardless of what the outcome is for the target, I no longer care one iota what happens to you. They could slowly feed you into a wood chipper feet first for all I care. If you feel free to attempt to take someone else's life....adios.
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Level 54
Apr 10, 2020
Obviously Guiteau was guilty, but the whole story is really interesting. Guiteau's main plea in court was actually to insanity, and he had a decent case. The guy got kicked out of an early socialist community for refusing to do his given share of the labour and acting surprised that everybody hated him for it. By the time he tried to kill Garfield, he was convinced that he was on a divine mission direct from God to eliminate the world of its one true evil, despite virtually no evidence of the fact. (Garfield, had he survived, could have been one of the best presidents ever; he was certainly among the least political, and tried multiple times to refusethe Republican nomination.)

If you want more about Garfield, I'd highly recommend Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard. (https://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Republic-Madness-Medicine-President/dp/0767929713)
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Level 32
Oct 12, 2016
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/29384/presidential-assassins Heres another quiz that includes attempted assainations
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Level 57
Nov 3, 2016
I'm surprised I got all 4...
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Level 65
Feb 25, 2017
Got all of them with 44 seconds left.
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Level 44
Mar 17, 2017
0:54 remaining
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Level 28
Mar 25, 2017
there are more than 4 presidents assassinated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 77
Jun 30, 2017
Not United States Presidents...
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Level 72
Sep 17, 2019
Maybe they just thought that assassinated was a synonym for dead, in which case they’d be on to something.
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Level 70
Sep 2, 2017
The picture of a knife belies the point that all four were shot.
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Level 80
Mar 31, 2019
better picture now
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Level 40
Nov 18, 2017
took me 4 seconds
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Level 8
May 1, 2018
Took,me longer using a i pad
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2018
Find this quiz easy?...... try US President's anagram quiz .......here it is
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Level 28
Apr 1, 2019
i seriously forgot jfk.... WOW. just wow.
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Level 45
Apr 10, 2020
wow
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2020
wow wow we wow
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Level 21
Apr 5, 2019
That was so easy
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Level 45
Apr 10, 2020
Took only 10 seconds
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2020
Anyone out there who wants to convince me that the 2nd Amendment is still relevant as a protection against tyranny, you've got about 6 months left to make your case.
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Level 63
Aug 25, 2020
The quiz for assassinated UK Prime Ministers would be very quick. Just 1 answer (but hardly anyone remembers the poor guy)
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Level 80
Sep 6, 2020
Lord Stabendaface?
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Level 63
Sep 22, 2020
That's the chap!
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2020
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