Essay on The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

1495 Words Apr 8th, 2015 6 Pages
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 there? No, the Warren Commission proved Oswald was solely responsible for Kennedy’s assassination. John F. 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…

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