Conspiracy Theories Surrounding The Death Of John F. Kennedy

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While in the motorcade through Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1962, Lee Harvey Oswald brutally assassinated President John F. Kennedy, the youngest president to take office. John F. Kennedy struggled through his early life due to serious illness but overcoming this obstacle, he is one of the greatest Presidents in American history. After the president’s death, many of the American people started wondering how true the facts offered by the media were regarding the assassination of the President. Because of the feeling of dishonesty, the media caused major conspiracy theories surrounding the death of the President. These conspiracy theories did not stop the great praise and mourning surrounding the president, considered as a martyr that died …show more content…

At a very young age, Kennedy was fighting for his life because of the severe illness that struck his body. Janet Cawley states in her biography titled “John F. Kennedy”, “Young John, also known as Jack, just struggled to stay alive. He was born with an unstable back and an adrenal insufficiency known as Addison's disease and was sickly much of his youth, with everything from scarlet fever to mysterious pain and lethargy.” (Cawley 86) This article even goes on to state that throughout President Kennedy’s life, he had given his last rights to the catholic church five times. Kennedy could have set in the swing bed his entire life doing nothing, instead he reads books a becomes an excellent speed reader, not letting his sick body hold him back, all because he knew he was destine for greatness and success. (Cawley …show more content…

(Cawley 86) After winning this office position, Kennedy started thinking about running for a nation position because at the National Democratic Convention Kennedy’s name was nominated for Vice President of the United States. Ultimately, he lost the nomination by second place but this close loss encourages President Kennedy to run for the Presidency. (Cawley 86) He ran and won the presidency in 1960 only to lead to his assassination two years later in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1962. (Cawley

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