Here's a bombshell: President Lincoln signed the legislation to establish the Secret Service on the very day he was shot. Unfortunately, the program didn't have the kinds of responsibilities it does today, so it wouldn't have helped Lincoln even if it had existed earlier. Even still, Lincoln had a bodyguard. Why wasn't he nearby to protect the President on that fateful night? Find out in the video below.
Where Was Lincoln's Bodyguard On The Night He Was Assassinated?
Even if he was there, it may not have mattered.
What if Lincoln Was Never Assassinated?
Explore how history might have been different.
Written by Curiosity Staff February 6, 2017
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