Why Did Abraham Lincoln’s Son Robert Lincoln Withdraw From Politics After His Father Was Shot Dead?

In 1865, Robert Lincoln rushed to his father’s deathbed.

Sixteen years later, as Garfield’s secretary of war, he was with that president when he was shot by an assassin.

In 1901, Robert arrived in Buffalo for the American Exposition just in time to see President McKinley murdered.

why did abraham lincolns son robert lincoln withdraw from politics after his father was shot dead

After that, Robert Lincoln vowed never again to be in the presence of an American president.

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