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. However, all evidence points toward the more frightening reality that the United States government might have been involved in a conspiracy to kill the president and an ensuing cover-up. Thus, the question still remains: Who really killed J.F.K.? The day of President Kennedy's assassination, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn into the office of president while flying back to Washington on Air Force One. Seven days later, Johnson appointed a commission of seven members, headed by Earl Warren, to investigate the assassination.
Who or how many people were involved in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination? This is a question that has baffled many people for 33 years. Some of the main questions are: Was Lee Harvey Oswald the lone assassin? This question may never be answered. Is there a possibility that there could have been another rifleman?
As the Presidential motorcade drove through an area in Dallas known as Dealey Plaza, shots rang out. One of these shots fatally struck President Kennedy in the head. The motorcade immediately sped out Dealey Plaza and headed to the nearest hospital, Parkland Memorial (Report of the President's Commission). The events that occurred in Dealey Plaza on that fateful day of November 22, 1963 have come under heavy scrutiny. More and more people reject what they have been told by the government, and seek their own answers as to what really happened to the President of the United States that day.
In Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, America’s beloved President, John F. Kennedy, was shot and killed in Dealey Plaza. This event was the September 11 terrorist attacks of the time. The nation was in absolute mourning. Soon after the calamity, many began to speculate whether there was only a lone assassin involved. Now, five decades late, the debate over who pulled the trigger or influenced the murder, is still a controversy.
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his wife arrived in Dallas to boost his ratings in the largely red state of Texas. After meeting with Governor John Connally, the four set out in a motorcade across Dallas, destined to end at the Dallas Trade Park where JFK was set to give a speech. At twelve-thirty Central Standard Time, in an uncovered limousine in Dealey Plaza, Kennedy was shot and killed en route by a single bullet. A total of at least four shots were fired, one of which struck the governor and injured... ... middle of paper ... ...lishers. McAdams, J.
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.
The assassination of President Kennedy was one of mass conspiracy beginning on Capitol Hill and a tremendous double cross between Mafia and the government. It was fight for a strong hold on the oval office. Lyndon Johnson, Vice-President under Kennedy, with the help of Texas Governor John Connaly, conspired with Mafia to assassinate President Kennedy. The only undisputedly unmanipulated record of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is a reel of film shot by Abraham Zapruder during the motorcade through Dealey Plaza. The film shows the motorcade slowly winding through the plaza, passing behind a road sign, and coming out the other side with the President holding his throat.
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Over the years there have been numerous theories that the CIA and the FBI were somehow linked to the assassination. Most of these theories have been disproven by other theories. The government's theory is that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald's past may answer some questions as to why he is considered to be the assassin of John Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald was born on October 18, 1939, to a lower- middle class family.
The FBI did little to help the Warren Commission in finding answers; initially the report was to remain sealed for 75 years or until the year 2039, however, most of it was released in 1992. If there were in fact multiple shooters, it would automatically mean that the murder was in fact, a conspiracy. Another reason that people believe there were multiple shooters, is that after the President is hit in the head, his head jerks back and to the left, which makes no sense if the shot were to come from behind. This conspiracy is called the multiple shooter conspiracy. Another conspiracy is that the CIA or the Mafia had planned to assassinate President Kennedy.