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However, the tragic event of his assassination devastated the country and is something that is still talked about and remembered fifty years later. John F. Kennedy had a major impact on the 1960's and today through his election, influential public speeches, and his heartbreaking assassination. The election of 1960 was an election that could have gone either way. The Republican party nominated Richard Nixon, who was the 47 years old previous vice president, and the Democrats nominated John Fitzgerald Kennedy. John F. Kennedy was the youngest president to run for president in the Democratic party.
More than fifty years ago, an event took place that will linger within the minds of all American historians and scholars around the world for decades to come. Even for those who did not experience it, the assassination of John F. Kennedy made an impact on every American's life and was felt across the globe. November 22, 1963 marks the day that shocked America and changed perceptions of our country. On this day, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated, leading many to distrust the federal government, initiating the dawn of the conspiracy era, loss of hope in America, and the presidential security system being permanently altered. The assassination of John F. Kennedy led many Americans to distrust their own federal government.
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.
Few people knew what events the day held on November 22, 1963, but by mid-afternoon one of the most tragic events to ever plague not only the United States but the entire world. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy would go on to be one of the most infamous days in history; surrounded in scandals, controversy, and conspiracy. There were three main reasons that the president was in Dallas, Texas. One of those reasons being his mission of reelection. Another reason was to raise more Democratic Party presidential campaign funds for the November 1964 presidential election.
Another conspiracy is that the CIA or the Mafia had planned to assassinate President Kennedy. President Kennedy and the CIA did not get along after the massive failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion. Kennedy wanted to end the CIA, which of course angered many high ranking CIA officials and agents. Also, Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy, the United States Attorney General, were cracking down on organized crime more than ever. Theorists believe that by killing President Kennedy, that the mafia could limit the Attorney General's power.
Lisbety Robaina Professor Feiler English 4 12 May 2014 John F. Kennedy: The Youngest President in the United States John F. Kennedy was the youngest man that was elected as a United States president. Also he was the first Roman Catholic who served in the office. In his childhood he spend good times and was member of a rich family who helped him to be that famous person, but at the end was a dark time that “for many Americans, the public murder of President Kennedy remains one of the most traumatic events in memory—countless Americans can remember exactly where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot. His shocking death stood at the forefront of a period of political and social instability in the country and the world” (“American President…”). The Kennedy’s were considered the royal family of politics and the White House was referred to as “Camelot”.
Kennedy Assassination Home Page Index. Retrieved May 8, 2011, from http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/earwitnesses.htm The Warren Commission report: the official report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (Official complete & unabridged ed.). (1992). New York: St. Martin's Press.