The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-Gunman? Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, "The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it." Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many example of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m...
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.
Tragically, only half an hour later, President John F. Kennedy’s heart activity halted, and he was pronounced dead. Now, the question was: who killed the President? Who could have been so horrible to assassinate the President? This man was Lee Harvey Oswald, an ex-Marine who had defected to the Soviet Union. Many speculate that Oswald was not the only shooter located in Dealey Plaza during the shooting.
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.
According to Rick Jervis from USA Today (2013), Ronald Jones, a doctor who treated the president, said that there efforts to save him were "fruitless" (para. 9). Kennedy was pronounced dead at 1:00 p.m. after all heart activity had stopped and the last rites had been administered. The death certificate stated that the cause of death was a bullet wound to the head. Many eyewitnesses claim that the gunshots came from the direction of the Texas School Book Depository.
The USSR’s Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space, as he orbited around the earth for just over an hour. Three weeks later, The US sent Alan Shepard into space, though he never achieved orbit. The current president at this time was John F. Kennedy, who famously stated that he would send an American to the moon. On May 25 of 1961 Kennedy changed the final goal of the Space Race, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” An Uneasy Dallas The year is 1963, Adlai Stevenson, the Ambassador to the United Nations travels to Dallas, Texas, for United Nations Day. Stevenson gives a speech at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, following his speech, a mass of right wing protestors gather.
On the 22nd of November 1963, the 35th president of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, but was shot and killed two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be taken to trial. The Warren Commission officially determined that Oswald was the lone assassin, however, this conclusion has not been accepted by many. In fact, a 2003 poll reported that 75% of Americans do not believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Most believe that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy, though these same polls also show that there is no agreement on who else might have been involved.
The assassination ... ... middle of paper ... ...he tragedy on November 22, 1963, affected the world. Much may not be known about that day but one thing is true, Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Works Cited Calloff, Pamelattall, Michael. “The Conspiracy Theories.” Texas Monthly 26.11 (1998): 128. MasterFILE Premier.
At the end of the Korean War, Neil Armstrong was awarded the Air medal three times. Armstrong joined NASA in 1955 and was a test pilot. In 1962 he was chosen to be a NASA astronaut and in 1969 he was chosen to walk on the moon. Neil went from being a nobody to a man the whole world came to know of. Apollo 11 is a mission that will go down in history forever.
The WARREN COMMISSION, appointed to investigate the assassination, concluded that it was the work of a single gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1979, however, the House Select Committee on Assassinations, relying in part on acoustical evidence, concluded that a conspiracy was likely and that it may have involved organized crime. Bibliography: ABC NEWS SPECIAL ; ABC Special Report PETER JENNINGS, PETER JENNINGS; 09-10-1998 Size: 74K ABC NEWS SPECIAL ; ABC Special Report PETER JENNINGS, PETER JENNINGS; 12-04-1997 Size: 74K Hope Fades in the Search for John Kennedy Jr., His Wife and Sister- In-Law, CBS ; 60 Minutes (CBS) Dan Rather, Morley Safer, Mike Wallace, John Roberts, Bob Orr, Elizabeth Kaledin, Richard Schlesinger, Andy Rooney; 07-18-1999 Size: 42K