Political Science 2103A/B Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich Of Russia, Isoroku Yamamoto, Vladimir Purishkevich
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HISTORY OF POL’L ASS’NS – MIDTERM REVIEW
ASSASSINATIONS BEFORE THE 20TH CENTURY
oABRAHAM LINCOLN – APRIL 14TH 1865 IN THE FORD’S THEATRE BY JOHN
oJAMES GARFIELD – JULY 2ND 1881IN WASHINGTON, D.C. BY CHARLES GUITEAU
THE ASSASSINATION OF AMERICAN PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY
o1ST AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO BE ASSASSINATED IN THE 20TH CENTURY
oserved two terms in office – Spanish Civil War
oASSASSINATED ON SEPTEMBER 6TH, 1901 IN BUFFALO, NY
Temple of Music @ the Pan American Expo
POLISH ANARCHIST LEON CZOLGOSZ – assassin
Anarchism – to oppose any form of government – advocate of people’s
oTyrannicide – killing of a government tyrant = great service
oNOTE – THERE HAS BEEN AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON EVERY US
PRESIDENT EXCEPT FOR WOODROW WILSON, COOLIDGE, DWIGHT D.
EISENHOWER, AND LYNDON B. JOHNSON.
Why??? Lack of security? Availability of firearms? Etc.
THE ASSASSINATION OF GRIGORI RASPUTIN
oRussian peasant and mystic, involved with the Royal family
Used mysticism and his sexual appeal (ew) to his advantage to climb the social
ranks and get in with the Tsars of Russia
Nicholas II and Alexandra – Tsar and Tsarina of Russia
oNicholas – sent to front lines – Tsarina and Rasputin take hold of
Russian state affairs and military during WW1
oASSASSINATED ON DECEMBER 29TH/30TH, 1916 IN THE MOIKA PALACE IN ST.
Assassinated by Felix Yusupov, as well as co-conspirators Grand Duke Dmitri
Pavlovich, Vladimir Purishkevich, Lieutenant Sukhotin, and Dr. Lazovert.
Poisoned with 10x the lethal dose of poison put in cakes and wine that he ate
Later shot three times, as well as having his head crushed
Thrown into the frozen river hoping to get rid of his body
AUTOPSY – no water in lungs, no poison in system,
Communist revolution and Tsar abdication of throne to follow
THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF VLADIMIR LENIN
oRussian revolutionary, communist, and politician that aided to the communist evolution
of February and October 1917
Under his administration, Russia became a one-party socialist state; all land,
natural resources, and industry were confiscated and nationalized
oATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION ON AUGUST 30TH, 1918
After speaking in a factory in Moscow, Lenin is shot two times by anarchist Fanya
Considered Lenin to be a traitor to the communist revolution for one of his
new legislations that he passed that she did not agree with
Used the assassination to build up the party – saying that no matter the
circumstances, it would always be in control
THE ASSASSINATION OF JAPANESE GENERAL ISOROKU YAMAMOTO
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