The Mortal Presidency

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He is head of state, Commander-in-chief, and the country’s top legislator. The President of the United States has arguably the toughest job in America, and it turns out, the most deadly.

When you think about the most dangerous jobs, the US Presidency probably doesn’t come to mind. Statistical analysis has shown that American presidency is one of the most deadly jobs in the United States. Called “a killer,” the job has caused the deaths of 20% of presidents, both directly and indirectly. Even the residence itself was a contributing factor in disease and deaths of those who lived there.

Accounts written by presidential doctors, assassins, and even the presidents themselves are featured and can be viewed in-depth through the links below.