Jfk Assassination Research Paper

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The 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was one of the most influential presidents in history. He was married to Jacqueline Kennedy and had two children, Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. The president was loved by everyone, including my grandmother, Susan Krein. She was a senior in high school when JFK was president and when he was assassinated. On the assassination day, November 22, 1963, my grandmother was in school when they made the announcement that the president got shot in the head around 12:30 pm. while driving down the streets of Dallas, Texas. She said, “the whole school was in shock, nobody believed that it was happening”. That was a very sad day in history and it impacted everyone in America. President Kennedy was in office from January 1961 until he was assassinated in 1963. Kennedy was preparing for his next election and was attending a luncheon in Dallas Texas. While he was on a 10 mile motorcade through Dallas three bullets were shot and two hit Kennedy in the head. The bullets were shot at 12:30 from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building by Lee Harvey Oswald. The president was then rushed to Dallas’ Parkland Hospital where he sadly passed away. To take Kennedy’s place, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn into presidency aboard Air Force One at 2:39 pm the same …show more content…

My grandmother’s memory of this day includes her entire town having off from school and work, so that they could watch the funeral. One event that stood out most to my grandma during the funeral was how Kennedy’s kids and wife were handling the loss of this important person in their life. The kids were very young when this event happened and they were most likely very scared of what was going to happen next. Many people still visit Kennedy’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery located in Washington

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