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Andrew Jackson- Jan 30 1835

This was the first attempt at a presidential assassination. The unemployed house painter Richard Lawrence ran up to the 65 year old president outside of the Capitol Building. Lawrence shot but the gun misfired, giving Jackson the opportunity to repeatedly club his attacker with a cane. Like I said before, don’t eff with Andrew Jackson.

Theodore Roosevelt- Oct 19 1912

Arguably the manliest president of all time, Teddy was campaigning in Milwaukee when a saloon keeper, John Schrank, shot a .32 caliber bullet towards Roosevelt’s heart. Luckily the president had a glasses case and the manuscript of his speech in his coat pocket, which slowed the bullet enough to make little impact. Schrank was arrested, and Roosevelt went on to give a campaign speech before removing...

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