John Fitzgerald Kennedy was made president January of 1961. The people of America adored him and his wife, Jacqueline. However, on November 22, 1963, Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in the back of his car through Dallas, Texas. The audience of the parade he was in had to watch in horror as their idol died in front of them. He was 46 years old.
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.
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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.
Then, he was shot two days later in the building of the city police department. The one of the youngest president of the United States and the man who had to be charged with his murder, were buried in one day. John F. Kennedy mourned the world, shocked by the news of the tragedy. Oswald’s coffin was borne reporters - his funeral was attended by only a few relatives. After the assassination of President Kennedy has been almost 50 years.
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.
They left the airport in the motorcade along with Governor Collany and followed by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Claudia “Lady Bird” Taylor. At approximately 12:30 p.m., both President Kennedy and Governor Collany were shot. Lee Harvey Oswald left the Texas Book Depository just three minutes later. By 1:00 p.m., just an hour and a half after Kennedy arrived in Texas, he was announced dead. After the assassination, Oswald got onto a city bus, but once the bus got stuck in traffic, Oswald got off.
Some people believe Lee Harvey Oswald, the man officially blamed for killing the president, acted alone while others believe there was a plethora of persons who planned John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Due to multiple conspiracy theories, evidence to the contrary, and unanswered questions, Lee Harvey Oswald could not have been the sole assassin of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. Everyone alive at the time remembers where they were on November 22, 1963, but not everyone knows what really happened on that formidable afternoon. On this day in Dallas, Texas, John F. Kennedy was riding in an open topped limousine with his wife, Jackie Kennedy, along with Texas Governor John Connally, and his wife. The President was riding in a motorcade on his way to a luncheon with civic and business leaders when tragedy struck (Korte).