Did You Know?
Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn‘t a federal crime to assassinate the President.
It's been more than half a century since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
Assassinating the president wasn't a federal crime in 1963.
Despite the assassinations of three U.S. presidents -- Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield and William McKinley -- killing or attempting to harm a president wasn't a federal offense until 1965, two years after Kennedy's death.