The Assassination Of President Kennedy Essay

1685 Words Jul 31st, 2015 7 Pages
There have been four United States Presidents assassinated; however, no presidential assassination has been shrouded in as much controversy as the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of The United States and was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, while riding in the presidential limousine through Dealey Plaza with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally (Ling 50). The believed assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was believed to have assassinated President Kennedy using an Italian made bolt-action Carcano rifle, and executed the assassination from the fifth story of the Texas School Book Depository. Texas Nightclub owner Jack Ruby just two days after the assassination, and before Oswald could be prosecuted, gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald. The first theory that is questioned is the most popular one, this one is the “lone-nut theory.” Although this theory is the most famous, it is the one shrouded in the most doubt and controversy. This theory is the theory that states that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in this assassination and shot President Kennedy from the nearby Texas School-Book Depository. This theory is the simplest of all conspiracy theories related to President Kennedy’s murder. The next theory related to President Kennedy’s death is the “Magic Bullet Theory.” This theory was a theory introduced by the Warren Commission in an attempt to paint Lee Harvey Oswald as…

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