Essay On Jfk Assassination

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The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States marked a tragic historical moment in American history. The president was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally’s wife in a presidential motorcade at 12.30 pm on Friday, November 22, 1963. JFK was pronounced dead shortly after rushing to Parkland Hospital, where a tracheostomy and other efforts failed to keep him alive. Although Lee Harvey Oswald, a former United States Marine was convicted of the crime, the purpose behind the assassination remained inclusive as Oswald’s case never came to trial as he got shot to death two days later by Jack Ruby, a local nightclub operator in Texas. The assassination raised many questions and theories concerning the murder. As Oswald’s motives remain unknown, many scholars and investigators yearned to find the key to this mysterious crime, and came up with plausible theories searching for motives behind the assassination. While some straightforwardly blamed Oswald for the murder, claiming Oswald’s personal motives as the cause and supported the theory of the Lone Gunman, many developed more critical theories concerning conspiracies connecting the involvement of Cuba, Russia, the Central Intelligence Agency and the 36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson. The Warren Commission was established by President Johnson to exclusively investigate the assassination. The Commission published a detailed report and concluded that Oswald acted alone. The deficiency of the Warren Commission’s evidence to support its theory along with the cordial relationship between JFK and the CIA refute both the Lone Gunman theory and conspiracies involving the CIA in... ... middle of paper ... ...having an amiable relationship with the man. The theory of the Lone Gunman is also questionable as the Warren Commission Report failed to provide substantial evidence to support its claim about Oswald’s motives to assassinate the president. Compared to others, the theory of LBJ being the man behind it all seem to be the most believable. Ruby’s questionable motives behind the killing of the convicted killer Oswald, preventing him to go to trials suggested possible conspiracies behind the assassination. Eliminating both the Lone Gunman theory and the CIA as the potential killer of the president, LBJ is by far the most plausible candidate to assassinate JFK. Considering that LBJ had greater motives to kill President Kennedy than any man alive, it is far more rational to assume that LBJ had killed President Kennedy to become the next president of the United States.

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