Kennedy's Assassination

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In 1961 John F. Kennedy would become the 35th President of the United State of America, his presidency would come to a sad and abrupt end on November 22, 1963 (Biography.com). In 1964 President Kennedy was planning to run for reelection, but in order to gain the nomination from the Democratic party he needed to carry Texas (Jfklibrary.org). This was an issue because Democrats in the state were add odds with each other (The Day). President Kennedy’s visit to the state in late November was made in part to fix that rift (The Day).
President Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and other Kennedy supporters awoke to rain in Fort Worth, Texas the morning of November 22, 1963 (Jfklibrary.org). Kennedy would give one short
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Authorities descended on the building and soon found the rifle and discovered a missing employee; his name was Lee Harvey Oswald (The Day). Oswald was a former marine, a marksman, and tried to defect to the Soviet Union (The Day). Oswald eventually returned to the United States with his Russian born wife, Marina (The Day). While trying to evade police Oswald shot and killed J.D. Tippit, a Dallas Police Officer (History.com). Oswald was later found and arrested at a Dallas movie theater (History.com). He would eventually be charged with the murders of Officer Tippit and John F. Kennedy, but he would never stand trial (The Day). On November 24, while being transferred to another prison, he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby (History.com). Oswald had claimed he was simply a fall guy, which combined with his own murder, sparked many of the conspiracy theories that still exist today (The Day). Some believe that there was more than one shooter, others believe that a much larger conspiracy was at play, and some believe that Oswald was working alone (The Day). No matter what you believe, one thing is clear, the events of that afternoon devastated a family and a

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