Which President created the secret service?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

Time - Considering the Civil War had ended only a few days earlier, April 14, 1865, was a normal day in the White House. President Abraham Lincoln read his newspapers, ate his breakfast, met with his cabinet. He also signed a piece of legislation authorizing a government agency that would gain its fame for protecting the President of the United States. Ironically, Lincoln’s authorization of the United States Secret Service would be one of his last official acts—that evening, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while watching Our American Cousin in Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Here are some pictures of the secret service over the years:

Secret Service agents in response to the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981

Secret Service agents in response to the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981

Secret Service Special Agents and Special Officers (foreground) protecting the President of the United StatesGeorge W. Bush in 2007.

Secret Service agents (foreground, right) guard President George W. Bush in 2008.

A U.S. Secret Service "counter-sniper" marksman on top of the White House's roof, armed with a sniper rifle.

Secret Service protecting President Obama - The Hill

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