Alternative Theories to John F. Kennedy's Assassination

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On Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, John Kennedy hoped to gain support for the upcoming election. Kennedy, who was accompanied by his wife Jaqueline, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson, Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas, Governor John B. Connally, and Mrs. Connally was riding in an open car in a motorcade driving from Love Field airport to the Dallas Trade Mart (“Kennedy”). At 12:30 p.m. CST, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot (“Kennedy”). The fearless John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy seemed to know that death would eventually arrive at his doorstep, as it did. Although one shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, was able to slay the president, questions still remain if he was the one and only shooter. Many unanswered questions and mysterious claims suggest that Oswald was not the lone shooter, but that a second shooter was able to assist in the assassination of Kennedy. Three shots were fired as the motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza. The first missed. The second seriously wounded both Kennedy and Connally and a third inflicted a fatal head injury on the president. The injured were taken to Parkland Hospital where doctors pronounced Kennedy deceased at 1:00 p.m. CST. Governor Connally underwent numerous operations and recovered from his wounds (“Kennedy”). Eyewitnesses to the shooting reported that shots were fired from the building of the Texas School Book Depository. Police entered the building and discovered boxes piled against a window on the sixth floor and next to them a Carcano rifle, later identified as the murder weapon (“Kennedy”). Based on a description of the assailant, Police Officer J.D. Tippit stopped Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the book depository, as he walked along a sidewalk three... ... middle of paper ... ...s that the truth is being hidden. Although the official files will be released by 2017, the truth of the assassination may never be revealed. Works Cited "Alternative Assassination Theories for John F. Kennedy." Gale Student Resources in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Student Resources in Context. Web. 6 May 2014. Engdahl, Sylvia. The John F. Kennedy Assassination. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2011. Print. "Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, November 22, 1963." Historic U.S. Events. Detroit: Gale, 2014. Student Resources in Context. Web. 6 May 2014. McAuliffe, Carolyn. The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven, 2003. Print. Netzley, Patricia D. The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York: New Discovery, 1994. Print. Piereson, James. "The Kennedy Phenomenon." New Criterion 32.7 (2014): 4-8. Literary Reference Center. Web. 6 May 2014.

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