Argumentative Essay On John F Kennedy's Assassination

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Surpassing the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death, many have reflected on the life and legacy of the former president. Kennedy was shot and killed on November 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. The night Kennedy was assassinated, Kennedy planned to give a speech in Texas. The last lines of the speech JFK would've given the night of his assassination included the following: "Neither the fanatics nor the faint-hearted are needed. And our duty as a Party is not to our Party alone, but to the nation, and, indeed, to all mankind. Our duty is not merely the preservation of political power but the preservation of peace and freedom. So let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves …show more content…

Kennedy breaks down into three fundamental questions: who, why, and how? The historians don't necessarily fall into these categories based upon these questions. Instead, the historians argue the person(s) involvement in the shooting, how Kennedy was shot in Dealey Plaza, and the conspiracy stories about why he was shot. Two historians, David Corn and Max Holland, believe JFK was shot by a lone shooter and both focus mainly on why Oswald shot Kennedy. Thom Patterson has the belief structure that although Oswald was said to be the assassin, there isn't a doubt in his mind that the government or CIA didn't play their part in Kennedy's death. Although Oswald was a lone shooter, David also believes there's a plot involved in the president's death that is clear to the naked eye. "The Real Conspiracy Behind the JFK Assassination," was written by David Corn to present Americans with the real conspiracy behind JFK's assassination and to primarily focus on what brought the lone man to the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository to shoot the president. 2 David Corn's political story is being used in my paper as one of the many conspiracies people have came to believe and to present more creditable facts about what happened November 22,

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