Mystery of Who Killed John F Kennedy

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Due to the vast speculations of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas the mystery of what really happened still lies amongst us today. From theory to theory there is no telling what the true motive in killing the President really was. Among the various theories are those that involve the Chicago mafia, Lee Harvey Oswald attempting the murder by himself, and the left and right wing factions of the U.S. government. After several investigations, there is no real proof, for any one of these theories. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy rode in an open limousine, accompanied by his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. Texas governor the Connally's were seated in front of the Kennedy's, with the governor sitting in front of the President. Two Secret Service agents were in the limousine's front seat. Soon after Kennedy's limousine turned from Houston Street onto Elm Street into Dealey Plaza, witnesses began hearing shots ring out. Less than a second after Kennedy's limousine passed beneath an oak tree, Kennedy appeared to clutch or reach toward his throat or upper chest with both hands. Kennedy's wife Jacqueline, seated to his left, quickly turned to see what was going on with her husband. "Governor Connally showed clear signs of having been struck by a bullet about half a second after Kennedy began to bring his hands up toward the area of his throat"(Griffith 1). Several seconds after the first shot was heard, witnesses saw the President's head explode. As a result of gunfire, "he raised his right hand, as though to brush back his tousled chestnut hair. But the motion faltered. The hand fell back limply. He had been reaching for the top of his head. But it wasn't there any more"(Manchester 158). The shot was the las... ... middle of paper ... ...that he inspired seemed to die that fateful day in Dallas. Although JFK has further passed away, his courageous spirit still looks after our country today. The real question is who killed John F. Kennedy, and what was their motive for doing such a thing? I will leave the deciding answer upDavis, John H. Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. New York: Mcgraw-Hill, 1988. Griffith T. Michael: "A Basic introduction to the JFK Assassination," 1 Dec, 2004 Online. Available . Hildebrand, Holly. "The Cuban Connection." Houston Chronicle 22 Nov. 2003: A1 "Latest JFK Theories". 2 Dec, 2004 Online. Available . Manchester, William. The Death of a President. New York: Harper and Row, 1967. Scheim, David E. Contract on America: The Mafia Murder of President John F. Kennedy. New York: Shapolsky Publishers, 1988.
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