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John F. Kennedy’s Assassination

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Over fifty years have passed since the assassination of John F. Kennedy and still it is one of the most talked about assassinations of all time. “JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas” (“The White House”). John and his wife, Jacqueline, were riding in an open top car down the streets of Dealey Plaza when the President John Kennedy was shot and killed. This event traumatized many Americans, “Over 66% of people in America believe that the assassination was part of a larger conspiracy while only 25% think it was just one individual working alone” (Blaton ). The assassination of JFK has been argued for many years; the government declared that Lee Harvey Oswald worked alone, but many have different stories.
“John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917” (“The White House”). JFK entered the navy in 1943, three years after he graduated from Harvard. After serving his country, John was elected the youngest president ever in 1960. His plan for America was to get the economy booming again. “His economic programs launched the country on its longest sustained expansion since World War II. As president, JFK focused on civil rights and he desperately wanted to create a new civil rights legislation” (“White House”). John had a lot of success in office, but he also had failures. One of his major failures was the attempt to take down Fidel Castro. “Shortly after his inauguration, Kennedy permitted a band of Cuban exiles, already armed and trained, to invade their homeland” (“The White House” ). The attack was a failure and many believe this might have been the reason he was murdered. But still the question remains who is responsible for his murder.
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