Jfk Assassination Unjust Essay

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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was unjust because the citizens elected him to office, however Lee Harvey Oswald decided to kill him based on the late President’s political actions. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas while on a motorcade in an open-top convertible (“John F. Kennedy Assassinated” 1). During the route, the car passed the Texas School Book Depository Building where Lee Harvey Oswald took the shots fatally wounding Kennedy. Oswald also injured Governor Connally with one of the three shots he took. The President was taken to the Dallas Parkland hospital and 30 minutes later he died (“John F. Kennedy” 2). Jacqueline Kennedy left with her husband’s body and boarded Air Force One, where Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn into the presidential office (“John F. Kennedy” 3). On November 25, Johnson declared it the…show more content…
Oswald liked Kennedy’s role in Civil Rights, but disliked him for Bay of Pigs in Cuba. He also hated America and how the government was structured (Breslow 22 and 23). Oswald was willing to do anything to help Castro’s army, however, without a proper visa, he needed another way to get to Cuba. He thought about hijacking planes and taking them to Cuba so he could be a part of the government that he wanted (Breslow 24 and 25). This proves that he would do crazy things to get what he wanted when he wanted it. During his time in the United States, Lee Harvey Oswald began working in a photo lab in Dallas, where he had the equipment to make a new identity: Alek J. Hidell. He bought a gun under this name and the name was linked to the weapon that killed Kennedy (Breslow 14 and 16). Months before the assassination, the same gun that killed the President, was fired in the home of an Army general (Breslow 18) . Lee Harvey Oswald was not an American, he hated everything the country stood for and anyone who supported
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