The Fall of America
It’s been 50 years since the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, which still remains unsolved. There are many ways society sees the assassination, there are many alternate theories about how the few hours of the crisis took place. The theories may or may not be right, but the discussion of the topic is crucial. The tragic of the day traumatized the American nation. The death of JFK has raised many questions, and have given a rise to many debates and conspiracy theories; The Warren Commission, the Mafia, and Castro in Cuba. On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy was shot at 12.30 PM riding an open limousine through Dallas, Texas with his wife, and governor of Texas, John Connelly. He was shot in both the head and neck by a sniper, and then taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead at 1:00 PM. (Wicker)
Lee Harvey Oswald was, and still presumes to be the ‘lone assassin’ of JFK. Oswald is said to have shot from the Texas School Book Depository building. After the shooting Oswald fled to the Texas theatre. He was stopped by an officer who Oswald killed with a revolver he had tucked in his pants. (Wicker) When he reached the theatre, he was arrested within a matter of minutes and brought to the police station. The next day, Oswald was charged with murder of the President of the United States. (Wicker) Oswald denied all charges of murder, and claimed his only crime was carrying a pistol. Oswald was escorted out of a heavily guarded prison, when nightclub owner Jack Ruby who may have had mafia connections, shoots Lee Harvey Oswald on live television. President Lyndon Johnson took power immediately after Kennedy’s death. The Warren Commission appointed by the new President, was a committee led by Chief Justice which investigated the assassination. The report of the assassination was done by seven chairmen; it included 552 witness testimonies filling 15 volumes, and nine volumes of exhibits including pictures, documents,...
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