Theories Of Kennedy Conspiracy Theory

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As a ramification of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the nation is divided by conspiracy theories. The Kennedy conspiracy theories initially arose from Europe. These theories stated that the callous murder of President Kennedy was achieved through the acute coordination of the secret service along with the Mafia, in addition to the Vice President, also known as Lyndon B. Johnson. Though some argue that conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy are a healthy bi-product of a democratic society, conspiracy theories can be more accurately described as a threat to a society dependent on a well-informed populace. A conspiracy theory can be defined as the idea that an influential organization is responsible …show more content…
The “magic-bullet” theory supports the “lone-assassin” theory which states that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. In order for the “magic-bullet” theory to be feasible it would have to mean that the shot fired by Oswald had to of originated from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository (Rockwood). Though numerous experiments have been done in an attempt to recreate this scenario, the trajectory of the supposed “magic-bullet” was never able to be recreated thus debunking the theory. In accordance with the information gathered from the multiple experiments surrounding the “magic-bullet” theory the lack of scuff marks and scratches on the bullet itself further supports the idea that the theory is untrue as well as a product of a society dependent on a well informed …show more content…
But, as a result of the stress experienced during the time of the event as well as the loss of memory over time, eye-witness accounts often differ from each other and in some cases completely contradict each other. The best-known eye witness testimony to the Kennedy assassination, was gathered from a woman named Jean Hill. In Mr.Hill’s testimony she states that while looking at the limousine she saw President Kennedy as well as his wife, Jackie Kennedy, glancing over at a white dog. In order to take a picture, Ms. Hill jumps to the edge of the curb and yells, “Hey we want your picture!” (qt. In Facts and Fiction in the Kennedy Assassination). At this moment President Kennedy is shot for the first time. Following the first shot, Ms. Kennedy exclaims, “My God, he has been shot!” (qt. In Facts and Fiction in the Kennedy Assassination). Subsequently, Ms. Hill runs after what she believes to be the perpetrator and many spectators of the shooting follow her lead

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