Lincoln Fun Fact #2

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln Created the Secret Service Hours Before his Assassination?

On April 14, 1865, Lincoln signed legislation creating the U.S. Secret Service. That evening, he was shot at Ford’s Theatre. Even if the Secret Service had been established earlier, it wouldn’t have saved Lincoln, as the original mission of the law enforcement agency was to combat widespread currency counterfeiting. It was not until 1901, after the killing of two other presidents, that the Secret Service was formally assigned to protect the commander-in-chief. (From

February is Fun Facts About Lincoln Month! His birthday is February 12.

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, GIVE A HIGH FIVE ($5 that is) to help support programs and projects at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.