The Kennedy Assassination President John F. Kennedy was travelling along a predetermined motorcade route in Dallas, Texas when he was fatally shot, receiving wounds to the chest, back, and head. Shortly after the assassination, Dallas police arrested former U.S. Marine Corps Private Lee Harvey Oswald. On November 24 of the same year, Jack Ruby, owner of a Dallas nightclub, shot Oswald. Less than a year after the two murders, on September 24, 1964, the Warren Commission, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, released a report stating their verdict that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy "alone and without advice or assistance" (Encarta). Now, thirty-five years after the assassination, many Americans still believe the commission's claim that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin of President Kennedy.
As President Kennedy was riding in a motorcade through the heart of the plaza, a series of deafening gunshots rang out, one striking him. Later that day, he was pronounced dead. The country was plagued with depression. Lyndon B. Johnson, the new president, appointed the Warren Commision, a group of government investigators, “...to evaluate matters relating to the assassination and the subsequent killing of the alleged assassin, and to report its findings and conclusions to him” (www.jfklibrary.org). After a year of intense investigation, the commission published the Warren Commission Report, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ibliography Bramhall, Stuart J., Dr. "Lee Harvey Oswald: Career CIA Operative."
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.
There are many conspiracy theories about the JFK Assassination, but one is that the CIA murdered John Fitzgerald Kennedy because of his radical ideas at the time. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated because of his radical ideas. President Lincoln established the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, contributing to freeing the slaves. It did not free the slaves, it open the minds of people in America. The emancipation Proclamation led to the Thirteenth Amendment, which says slavery and involuntary work is illegal.
Later, they killed him when he was going to run for President. There is some more evidence that the mob ... ... middle of paper ... ...mes. I think that the CIA was mad at President Kennedy for not helping them out at the Bay of Pigs, so they managed to convince Oswald that they would give him lots of money to kill the President. When they hired Oswald, they had one of their own men on the grassy knoll to shoot Oswald after he shot President Kennedy, then the CIA’s man would kill Kennedy. This supports the theory of why the people heard a shot over the fence at the grassy knoll.
The public was outraged that President Kennedy was murdered and wanted an explanation. President Lyndon B. Johnson set up the Warren Commission lead by Earl Warren to head investigation. The Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin in the murder of John F. Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald had a major role in the assassination of Pres... ... middle of paper ... ...ce to support a conspiracy. A conspiracy of that level takes months to plan.
On the morning of November 23, 1963, the President flew to Dallas where he was to speak at a lunch held at the Trade Mart. As the presidential motorcade drove from Love Field toward the Trade Mart, it drove through Deally Plaza where Kennedy was shot. Shortly after the assassination of the President, Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended as the alleged assassin. In 1991 10% of the American public agreed with the Warren Commission Report findings that Lee Oswald was JFK's lone assassin, however, over half of the American public believed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was somehow involved. President Harry S. Truman created the CIA with the signing of the National Security Act (NSA) on September 15, 1947.
It was the morning of November 22, 1963. The motorcade planned to "snake" through downtown Dallas, ending at the Dallas Trade Mart, where the President would make a speech (Bennett 10). Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry drove the first truck of the motorcade, followed by 3 motorcycles and the Presidential Limousine, which seated: two Secret Service, John and Jackie Kennedy in the back seat, and Texas Governor John Connally and wife, Nellie, riding in the front (Bennett 10). Four more motorcycles followed, along with more Secret Service, Vice President Johnson and his wife, and the press (Bennett 10). Despite fears about anti-Kennedy sentiments, there were tons of people in Downtown Dallas waiting to see the President and his wife (Bennett 12).
Now, five decades late, the debate over who pulled the trigger or influenced the murder, is still a controversy. On the day of the assassination, President Kennedy was riding in his motorcade around Dallas. By this point, Kennedy and his colleagues were preparing for the next presidential election in 1964. Sitting in the back of the presidential limousine with his wife Jacqueline, the President casually smiled and waved to citizens crowding to see him. Then, suddenly a metallic bang rang through the air and screams reverberated through the plaza.
The Assassination of President Kennedy The assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 was a conspiracy against the government, for the government, and by the government. We, Americans, all have to sit back and wonder if an elected official or a Godfather of the Mafia is running our country. Who really has more power? With the assassination of President Kennedy we may have found our dreaded answer, and realized what our nation has become. The assassination of President Kennedy was one of mass conspiracy beginning on Capitol Hill and a tremendous double cross between Mafia and the government.