At this time, Kennedy was shot in the head and neck by a sniper. He was then taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Later, police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine, at a nearby theater. By the next morning, Oswald was booked for the murder of President John F. Kennedy. Two days later, Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner, while he was being moved from the city to the county jail.
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.
President." (Untied Press International 14) With that, John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was assassinated .November 22, 1963 would be the day Camelot would come crumbling down. Our nation and the people all over the world mourned the death of our young and inspiring President. It has been thirty years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and many people are still uncertain as to who is actually responsible for his assassination. Over the years there have been numerous theories that the CIA and the FBI were somehow linked to the assassination.
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).
The Many Theories of the JFK Assassination Introduction There are many theories that have been introduced to people surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, occurred on November 22, 1963. Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in the presidential limousine through the streets of Dallas, Texas. The projectile that struck his head shattered the right side of his skull. During an interview with the Detroit Free Press (2013), a former secret service agent named Clint Hill recalled his actions moments after the shooting.
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.
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.
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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.