¨A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on¨ John F. Kennedy.
Almost every American who was present the November 22, 1963, recalls the unforgettable event of U.S history that took place that day. The Assassination of the 35th President of United states, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Even at the present day, this occurrence baffles people; since it is one unsolved mystery, and a defining moment of the second half of the twentieth century. But how did the events happen on the very day, the theories, and witnesses at the time of crime? Who were near him at the time of the murder? What was the police investigation?
At the time Mr Kennedy was the president, there was a certain political- social context at the moment. According to an article in the Merry Farrel Foundation website: President Kennedy was murdered at the height of the Cold War, just a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster. While the rumor of a lost clue developed in the years since his death, the Kennedy era was marked by a variety of tensions and crises. The civil rights movement gathered momentum in the early 1960s and clashed with resistance, particularly in the South. Kennedy 's brother Robert, as Attorney General, launched an unprecedented war on organized crime. Cuba was the most intense foreign policy hotspot - Castro had come to power there during the Eisenhower era and plots to overthrow and assassinate him continued in the Kennedy era. Vietnam was a simmering problem that would only bloom into full-scale war during the Johnson presidency.¨(The JFK assassination article – Mary Ferrel Foundation).
In addition, in the article already mentioned they explained how the local and international political landscape divided the administration of President Kennedy and the nation. There were several groups who were in opposition to the government -Cuban
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