John F. Kennedy Assassination
Lee Harvey Oswald /
Pages: 4 (780 words) /
Published: Nov 5th, 2013
Few events in United States History have had such an impact on the psyche and moral palate of the American people as the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It is one of the most hotly debated events in human history and may be considered a defining moment in the relationship between government, citizens and the media.
Public confidence and acceptance of the Warren Commission, which was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 29, 1963 to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, fueled the controversy. When the Warren Commission concluded in 1964 with the “lone gunman” theory, it didn’t quell the longing of the American people for the truth. It created more questions that have lasted well into the 21st century.
Fifty years later polling suggests that 75% of Americans still reject the Warren Report conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of President John F. Kennedy and the wounding of Texas Governor John Connally (Morley). Author Ken Rahn stated in his article, “Twenty Simple Truths about the JFK Assassination” …critical thinking will lead one to accept the Warren Commission 's conclusions about the JFK assassination, from its lone-gunman scenario to its claims about Jack Ruby (Griffith). Lee Harvey Oswald a lone gunman? Oswald was a high-school dropout who was obsessed with Communism. As a son of a roving, widowed mother, he was angry and he became angrier after his mother remarried and divorced. Lee Harvey Oswald was a loner who had explosive anger and was identified as a “troubled” youth. After dropping out of school at 16, Oswald taught himself Russian and joined the United States Marine Corp. Oswald was disciplined and considered overqualified during his enlistment. Oswald was smart, an avid marksman and obsessed with Russian culture, often addressing his peers in Russian. He professed to support Castro and spoke openly about the merits of Marxism and communism, doing
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