What are the differences between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy?


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Abraham Lincoln was married to Mary Todd.
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Abraham Lincoln was born in rural Hardin County, Kentucky, in 1809, while John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb, in 1917. Lincoln was born to a poor farming family. Kennedy on the other hand was the son of Joseph P. Kennedy, a wealthy businessman and diplomat.

John F. Kennedy was a Democrat who served in the House of Representatives and Senate before being elected president in 1960. Abraham Lincoln began his political career as a member of the Whig Party but later switched to the Republican Party. He was elected president in 1860.

Both men served during periods of great social and political upheaval; however, John F. Kennedy's most pressing issues were international, while Abraham Lincoln's were domestic. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War and was tasked with halting the spread of communism around the world. During his presidency, the United States was constantly under the threat of war with the Soviet Union. Ending slavery and keeping the Union together were Lincoln's greatest challenges. He accomplished both, but it took the Civil War to do it.

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