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.
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).
Everyone everywhere was upset by this tragic loss. People were sent home from work, kids sent home from school, and an entire nation with one question, who? The only answer that was given and is still the accepted answer is that, Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin in the murder of President John F. Kennedy. The events surrounding President Kennedy’s death are still under speculation, but this is known for sure: President Kennedy landed in Love Field, Dallas along with his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy at about 11:35 a.m. 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.
According to Rick Jervis from USA Today (2013), Ronald Jones, a doctor who treated the president, said that there efforts to save him were "fruitless" (para. 9). Kennedy was pronounced dead at 1:00 p.m. after all heart activity had stopped and the last rites had been administered. The death certificate stated that the cause of death was a bullet wound to the head. Many eyewitnesses claim that the gunshots came from the direction of the Texas School Book Depository.
For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m... However, in this paper, I will dispute the ancient analization of the facts that show a single gunman was involved, and try to show that a conspiracy must have been present. According to the old facts regarding the case of the JFK assassination, Kennedy was killed by a single gunman. On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time), Kennedy was riding in an open limousine through Dallas, Texas. At this time, Kennedy was shot in the head and neck by a sniper.
He was 46 years old. We grew being told in school that the man who shot John F. Kennedy was Lee Harvey Oswald. However, as I grew older I started learning more and more outside of school about the real facts. Such as the fact that Oswald was assassinated just before he was supposed to go on trial for his alleged assassination of Kennedy. Or the fact that Kennedy’s successor Lyndon B. Johnson had several political and personal differences with Kennedy and that Johnson and his associates controlled many details of that fatal trip to Dallas’s details.
Abraham Lincoln Vs. John F. Kennedy PRESIDENT ASSASSINATED! That has been a headline in the papers four times in the history of the United States of America. Two of those four presidents were Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy are undoubtedly two of the most famous presidents of the United States. Both loved by the American people were shot from behind by a supposedly lone assassin.
I believe that Kennedy's presidential career illustrates a portrayal of a man of high self-esteem; a person who corrects his own mistakes and can adapt to many situations while still having his own set of well-defined personal goals that cannot be swayed. At age 29, Kennedy ran for Congress and received a huge majority of votes in the November election. After a few years however, he proved to be "too ambitious to stay in the Houses of Representatives." (Reeves, 2001) In 1952 John ran for the Senate against Henry Lodge and defeated him by 70,000 votes. An early sign of his high self-esteem came in 1954 when he was the only Massachusetts senator to stand up and support President Eisenhower's reciprocal-trade power, something that he believed was best for national interest.
The Kennedy Assassination President John F. Kennedy was travelling along a predetermined motorcade route in Dallas, Texas when he was fatally shot, receiving wounds to the chest, back, and head. Shortly after the assassination, Dallas police arrested former U.S. Marine Corps Private Lee Harvey Oswald. On November 24 of the same year, Jack Ruby, owner of a Dallas nightclub, shot Oswald. Less than a year after the two murders, on September 24, 1964, the Warren Commission, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, released a report stating their verdict that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy "alone and without advice or assistance" (Encarta). 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.
At 12:30 PM three shots were fired the last one having a fatal outcome. The first shot fired hit Kennedy’s throat, the other his upper back and the fatal shot which hit Kennedys head. The motorcade than rushed to parkland hospital where Kennedy was pronounced dead. Only 46 years old Kennedy was the youngest president to die in office. After his assassination, investigations led to lee Harvey Oswald and later confirmed that Oswald was the assassin.