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.
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.
In January of 1960, a young man by the name of John F. Kennedy was sworn in to uphold the office of President of the United States of America. He was assassinated on November 22, 1963, when he was only 46 years old. There is lots of speculation about the way he died. Here are just a few questions concerning his death. Who or how many people were involved in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination?
The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-Gunman? Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, "The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it." Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many example of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. 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...
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.
Another reason was to raise more Democratic Party presidential campaign funds for the November 1964 presidential election. Finally to build up his relationships with fighting democratic parties within Texas where the Kennedy-Johnson ticket had barely won in 1960, and especially in Dallas where he had lost the vote (Historymania, Para 1). Air Force One came to a landing in Dallas Love Field at 11:39 on the morning of November 22, 1963; only a few minutes behind schedule. This did not detour the anxious citizens who wanted to see the president, some giving him gifts such as charcoal portraits, while others gathered with signs of protest over what they believed to be questionable doings in office. Regardless Kennedy continued toward his motorcade shaking the hands of the citizens of Dallas through and over a chain-link fence that separated him from the public (Bishop, 123,126).
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.
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).
With the uncertainty of this event, it seems that everyone has their own opinion on what actually happened. These opinions range from believing the official report of the Warren Commission, to believing that the Russians assassinated Kennedy. Despite all of the other theories, the most believable theory is that the federal government was involved in the assassination of the President. The federal government involvement in the Kennedy assassination can be seen through the quick findings that Oswald acted alone in the assassination, through CIA and FBI actions after the assassination, and through the actions of President Johnson following the assassination of President Kennedy. There are many other theories about the assassination of President Kennedy.
On the 22nd of November 1963, the 35th president of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, but was shot and killed two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be taken to trial. The Warren Commission officially determined that Oswald was the lone assassin, however, this conclusion has not been accepted by many. In fact, a 2003 poll reported that 75% of Americans do not believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Most believe that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy, though these same polls also show that there is no agreement on who else might have been involved.