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The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines a patsy as “a person who is easily manipulated or victimized : pushover” (www.merriam-webster.com). This is what Lee Harvey Oswald claimed he was when the Dallas Police Department arrested him on November 22, 1963 for assassinating President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. At the time of the assassination, not many believed Oswald was innocent. Today, though, the vast majority of Americans believe Oswald’s words, claiming that there was more behind the tragic assassination than government investigators once portrayed. Many have disregarded the government’s ideas and have fabricated their own theories.
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2013. "Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy."
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On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his wife arrived in Dallas to boost his ratings in the largely red state of Texas. After meeting with Governor John Connally, the four set out in a motorcade across Dallas, destined to end at the Dallas Trade Park where JFK was set to give a speech. At twelve-thirty Central Standard Time, in an uncovered limousine in Dealey Plaza, Kennedy was shot and killed en route by a single bullet. A total of at least four shots were fired, one of which struck the governor and injured... ... middle of paper ... ...lishers. McAdams, J.
At this time, Kennedy was shot in the head and neck by a sniper. He was then taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Later, police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine, at a nearby theater. By the next morning, Oswald was booked for the murder of President John F. Kennedy. Two days later, Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner, while he was being moved from the city to the county jail.
MP3. Hurt, Henry. Reasonable Doubt: an Investigation into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1986. Print.
Some people believe Lee Harvey Oswald, the man officially blamed for killing the president, acted alone while others believe there was a plethora of persons who planned John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Due to multiple conspiracy theories, evidence to the contrary, and unanswered questions, Lee Harvey Oswald could not have been the sole assassin of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. Everyone alive at the time remembers where they were on November 22, 1963, but not everyone knows what really happened on that formidable afternoon. On this day in Dallas, Texas, John F. Kennedy was riding in an open topped limousine with his wife, Jackie Kennedy, along with Texas Governor John Connally, and his wife. The President was riding in a motorcade on his way to a luncheon with civic and business leaders when tragedy struck (Korte).
Review of Research The assassination of John F. Kennedy is said to be, as from the Warren report, a murder. The Warren report states that a man, Lee Harvey Oswald, fired 3 shots from the 6th floor of the Texas Book State Depository building. One missed the President’s motorcade completely; another hit President Kennedy in the neck, and the last hit him in the head, which was later said after an autopsy, to be the cause of death. The problem with the Warren report is that some eyewitnesses say that shots came from in front of the motorcade, which would mean there were two or more shooters. The FBI did little to help the Warren Commission in finding answers; initially the report was to remain sealed for 75 years or until the year 2039, however, most of it was released in 1992.