John F Kennedy Assassination Research Paper

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When I say “November 22nd, 1963,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? On this day, American history was changed forever. Our 35th president, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in the city of Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was well known for his winning personality, intelligence, and courage to make important decisions in time of need. The sudden death of Kennedy was undoubtedly tragic, and brought about many conspiracy theories. However, this meticulous assassination was planned and carried out by a single, seasoned, gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald had many years of military experience as a sniper. Kennedy was shot by a sniper, from the 6th floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. Was it just a coincidence that Oswald worked …show more content…
Kennedy’s travels started, just like any other day on November 21st, 1963. He was traveling with his wife, Jacqueline, to Texas where he would try to unite the feuding Democratic Parties (“John F. Kennedy: Assassination”). Kennedy was also using this opportunity to gain popularity for the 1964 election (“John F. Kennedy: Assassination”). After visiting Fort Worth, Kennedy and his wife travelled to Dallas, (“John F. Kennedy: Assassination”). He was scheduled to speak that afternoon at the Trade Mart (“John F. Kennedy: Assassination”). Upon arrival, in Dallas, the President and his wife got into an open car motorcade and they rode through the streets greeting the people (“John F. Kennedy: Assassination”). As Kennedy’s motorcade neared the expressway, shots were fired from the nearby Texas School Book Depository (“John F. Kennedy: Assassination”). The American people fell silent, as president Kennedy was rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds (“John F. Kennedy: Assassination”). President Kennedy had been assassinated. The American people began to question who was …show more content…
Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the new American president (“John F. Kennedy: assassination”). The American people continued to question Kennedy’s assassination and wanted proof that Lee Harvey Oswald was the one solely responsible. In response, Johnson established the Warren Commission on November 29th, 1963 to find out who was responsible for Kennedy’s assassination, once and for all (Storm). The Warren Commission was given its name because it was headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren (Storm). The Warren Commission report noted the lack of communication between the CIA and FBI in protecting our 35th president that day (Storm). The commission heard the compelling testimonies of 552 people during its investigation (Storm). This process, took about a year to complete. The commission confirmed, the shots that killed John F. Kennedy were fired from the 6th floor window of the Texas School Book Depository (“Warren Commission”). During the investigation, they found a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle next to the window (“Warren Commission”). It was the same rifle Oswald had ordered in the mail not too long before the assassination. The commission also proved that Oswald was present at the 6th floor window at the time the shots were fired (“Warren Commission”). Oswald had carried his rifle to work with him that morning, not curtain rods. He had previously proven that he would not hesitate to take a human life in his attempt

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