The term conspiracy theory is defined as a belief that powerful people or groups are responsible for events or situations due to secret plans that are illegal or harmful. There is many conspiracy theories that captivated the American people, but the most controversy conspiracy theory that leaves many unanswered questions for years is the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Friday of November 22, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, JFK, was shot at 12:30 PM while traveling in Dallas, Texas to appear for the next presidential campaign. Thousands of Americans whom was present at Dallas, Texas just witness the murder of the United States president. Many Americans believed that the United States government was behind the JFK assassination.
His popularity came from returning to Rome with multiple military victories, and news of the previous ruler’s death. After such achievement, Caesar said that he would be a dictator until his death. Since this new ruler would take power from the Senate, a few of the members agreed that an assassination was the best solution to this power struggle (“The Assassination of Julius Caesar, 44 BC”). Another reason Caesar so quickly gained power, and why people hated him is from the belief that he was responsible for Pompey’s death, the previous beloved ruler( "What Were the Motives
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and Jimmy Breslin’s article, “The Fear and the Flames” are very similar even though they were written during two very different time periods. Both writers revealed how people sometimes respond to the assassination of public figures. Breslin wrote about the events in Washington, D.C. following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Shakespeare noted the events following Julius Caesar’s assassination in Rome. These two men were very respected leaders in both societies that very few did not like. In both writings, the citizens reacted in similar ways by innocent people getting hurt, looting businesses and breaking things also known as vandalism, and fire and burning also known as arson.
person that I truly think had many obstacles and was able to persevere was President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy made many mistakes but learned from them and is why he is known as one of the most famous President in American history. Three mistakes that Kennedy made supporting the Invasion of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalation in Vietnam. First of all,the mistake to get caught up in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy, easily able to be recognized and make
If the following events didn’t take place we wouldn’t have America. In my opinion the Boston Massacre was one of the very main causes to why the Road to Revolution took place. The reason I believe this was an important cause because it was, “ the first episode which resulted in the loss of life.” It is stated that, “Four Bostonians were killed when Redcoats fired into an angry mob.”
After the civil war, the question of “what’s next” was the main focus throughout politics, the government and the country. Abraham Lincoln was president during that time and he had a plan for reconstruction he hoped would bring the nation back together quickly and easily without too many harsh punishments or difficulties. Unfortunately, after Lincoln was murdered, his Vice President, Andrew Johnson had a plan for reconstruction that was different than Lincoln’s and many disagreed with Johnson’s views and ideas. Radical Republicans, were a large majority of the people who did not like Johnson the most, and so they came up with a reconstruction plan of their own as well, however only one was put into place and it changed the future of the United States forever.
President Nixon is one of the most famous Presidents in American history for being the first one to resign from office. While Nixon is famous for doing such an unthinkable act, he is also the one that gave one of the best and most well known speeches in political history, The Checkers Speech. The speech was given by (Senator at the time) President Nixon when he was running for Vice President on General Eisenhower’s Presidential ticket. A newspaper, the New York Post, had a front page with the headline "Secret Rich Men's Trust Fund Keeps Nixon in Style Far Beyond His Salary"; the article alleged that people were donating to a secret fund that Nixon had for his personal benefit in trade for political favors.
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” (President John F. Kennedy). John Fitzgerald Kennedy is a man who still burns bright in the memory of millions of Americans to this day. When one mentions the name John Kennedy, it resurrects numerous memories and emotions in the minds of nearly everyone. Even those born well after November 22, 1963 have great respect and admiration for our 35th president of the United States. One could ask almost every American citizen if they have heard of the name JFK and the majority would undoubtedly say yes.
He knew about the growing threat of Al Qaeda. As a result, he immediately sent a group of CIA’s to track down Osama Bin Laden (pros cons). Bill Clinton is a president to remember. People see Bill Clinton's presidency as a failure, but what they fail to acknowledge is the achievements.
“The purpose of protecting the life of our Nation and preserving the liberty of our citizens is to pursue the happiness of our people. Our success in that pursuit is the test of our success as a Nation.” The assassination of Kennedy put many American citizens on edge and many Americans felt sympathy for Johnson as he was sworn in as president under difficult circumstances. He was sworn in as Vice President of the United States in January 1961, after he had become the Kennedy's running mate in 1960. On November 22, 1963, after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the new President of the United States (History.com Staff, “Great Society”).
The mafia was the most powerful criminal organization in the world. The reason for this belief was that Jack Ruby, the man who shot Oswald, had ties with the mafia. One of the reasons that the mafia could have had reason to murder the president was that his brother, Robert Kennedy, who was also the attorney general, had been acting quite aggressively against some of the mafia bosses. Robert also led a strong campaign against the mafia. Many believe that the mafia saw that getting rid of Kennedy would also get rid of his brother, since there would have to be a new administration after his death, and Robert would have to be replaced.
Malcom stated in an interview. Malcom X already knew that somebody was after him and that he was a target for assassination. On February 21,1965 Malcom was shot to death by members of the nation of Islam. Malcom X was killed by the very men he supported and trusted. One would think Malcom was assassinated because he had strong alliances with African Americans and the nation of Islam felt betrayed or nervous for their own safety.
Resigning as governor from Tennessee and ending his campaign for reelection after his separation to Eliza Allen was a mistake that marked his political career. Another mistake that was made by Sam Houston was accepting the duel with General William White as it created a bad reputation to his candidacy. Regardless, his list of accomplishments where many including his success in the military were his ranking escalated drastically from soldier to sergeant later as third lieutenant, first lieutenant and lastly as colonel. Serving in the House of Representative was an accomplishment that helped him by letting his name known to important political members that later will back up his candidacy. Furthermore, his biggest accomplishment was being named President of
I believe that it is hard to correctly pin point the absolute reason why he was assassinated considering the fact that the only suspect they had in the case of J.F.K was shot and killed. Lee Harvey Oswald was a pretty accurate suspect considering the fact that Oswald bought a gun just days before the assassination and had been to Russia. Lyndon B. Johnson benefitted from J.F.K’s assassination because he was sworn into office, shortly after the president died. J.F.K. wanted to avoid conflict between countries and didn’t want to go to war. After J.F.K was assassinated and Lyndon B. Johnson became president people that wanted to go to war, got to go to war.
I am Not a Crook: The 37th President Leading up to the 1972 Presidential election, President Richard Nixon wanted to defeat his opponents with a landslide victory. This desire allowed him and his staff to bend and even break the law of the United States, adding to this the President was becoming increasingly paranoid due to a large amount of leaks from his office to the media. This caused President Nixon to install listing devices in the White House, but after the leak of documents know as the Pentagon Papers, the break in of the of the Democratic National Committee, DNC, the cover up that fallowed the break in, and the deleting of eight-teen minutes of taped recorded conservation brought to light a darker side to the President. This scandal