The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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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 the day of the assassination, President Kennedy was riding in his motorcade around Dallas. By this point, Kennedy and his colleagues were preparing for the next presidential election in 1964. Sitting in the back of the presidential limousine with his wife Jacqueline, the President casually smiled and waved to citizens crowding to see him. Then, suddenly a metallic bang rang through the air and screams reverberated through the plaza. Bullets hit the President in the neck and head, and his body collapsed towards his horrified wife. The governor of Texas, who was also in the vehicle, was hit in the chest. The President was rushed to Parkland Hospital quickly after the initial shots at 12:30 P.M. on that November afternoon. 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. Oswald was found and arrested from the murder of Officer J.D. Tippit of the Dallas police force, and his earlier assassination of the President. The multiple sho... ... middle of paper ... ...n explored at Duquesne University.” Pittsburgh Tribune Review (PA). 18 Oct 2013: Newspaper Source. Web. 13 Nov 2014. Goldman, Russel. “The Top 5 John F. Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 11 Nov. 2013. Web. 08 Dec. 2014. Kiger, Patrick J. “Was Kennedy Tied to the Mob?” National Geographic Channel. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014. McAuliffe, Carolyn. The Assassination of John F Kennedy. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003. “November 22, 1963: Death of the President.” John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Web. 03 Dec. 2014. Patterson, Thom, Ed Lavandera, and Jason Morris. “One JFK Conspiracy Theory That Could Be True.” CNN. Cable News Network, 18 Nov. 2013. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Rubinstein, William. “Oswald Shoots JFK.” History Today 49.10 (1999): 15. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 13 Nov 2014.

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