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One of the most memorable moments in history was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He became the 35th president of the United States when he was sworn into the White House on January 20, 1961 at the age of 43. He was one of the youngest presidents to be in office at the time compared to the older presidents before him. On November 22, 1963 President Kennedy was mortally wounded in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Many people were devastated and outraged when they heard of his assassination. Many people wanted Oswald to die for his sins against America but only one man acted against Oswald; Jack Ruby who killed him before his trial.
Lee Harvey Oswald was a former U.S. Marine who defected to the Soviet Union but later decided to come back to the U.S. When Oswald returned he was closely monitored by the KGB because of his past connection with the Soviet Union. Later he started to become pro-communist and started to support Cuba. From there he bought a hand gun and a rifle which was said to be the one that killed Kennedy. The rifle was found on the sixth floor of the Texas School book Depository. This led to Oswald’s conviction, that later resulted in his assassination.
Ruby was said to be a hero by some, but was convicted of first degree murder for the assassination of Oswald. Ruby owned a nightclub, and blamed Oswald for everything. He claimed that his distraught feelings towards the death of JFK caused him to kill Oswald. The police did not care about that statement and still convicted him to death, even though many people supported him. Even though he was sentenced to death he did not get the electric chair; he died from lung cancer while waiting for a new trial in a Texas hospital in 1967.
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