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.
He announced about the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and many more. One of the hardest news he had to tell was John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Walter Cronkite was the first newsman to announce that John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed. This announcement took place on November 22, 1963. Cronkite said that he “blinked in disbelief at what he had read.” He said that this day was “a slow day that burst into action when the first dispatches from Dallas went out.” They say that when Cronkite announced the death of Kennedy, he cried on the air.
Also, the beginning of the murder case was arguable and debatable as well. The possibility of O.J. Simpson's guiltiness or innocence caused many people of opposite races to become opposed to each other. The fact that the people murdered were white and Simpson was black caused chaos throughout the US of taking sides (Pellowski, 2001). During the trial, citizens of America had felt similar as they did in the beginning.
There are many tough parts to the book but obviously the worst one would easily be when Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. It was one of the worst thing to ever happen in the American Government and it was the first president to be Assassinated. Obviously being president Lincoln could not make every person in the United states but he did what he thought was the best for our nation and our country. And most of the time he was right. The night President Lincoln was shot there was also another attack on secretary of state William H Seward he was the secretary of state at the time and stabbed him three times in the throat and twice in the
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, leaving his Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson, in charge of a hopeless and disbanded country. Shortly after he was sworn in, Johnson attempted to ease those emotions in his speech, "Let Us Continue." In his speech, "Let Us Continue," Johnson's purpose is to persuade his audience that the country needs to be united again in order to move on and to ease the hopelessness and emotional tension after Kennedy's assassination. Johnson first addresses his audience, and then starts out with the usage of an antithesis, stating that "The greatest leader of our time has been struck down by the foulest deed of our time," creating an empathetic mood in order to soothe the emotional tension within the audience.
Lead by Senator Joe McCarthy, this modern witch hunt for communism ruined lives and spread lies, with the initial victims being the disliked, the outsiders. One of the first of those blacklisted was Owen Lattimore. He was outspoken about his unpopular liberal views and so it was easy for McCarthy to shift blame and suspicion towards him (Victims of McCarthyism). McCarthy played off the existing fear of communism left behind by World War II to gain support for his lagging political career by fighting a problem that did not really exist. As in The Crucible, people easily accepted that Lattimore and others like him were to blame, in this case for being communist.
In Killing Lincoln, The country was in despair and were worried, after the tragic murder of Lincoln. The book states “ The city is in chaos, and he will later describe the looks on peoples faces as “ inexpressible, bewildering horror and greif. “ ( O’ reilly Dugard 245) expressing the countries feelings. This was a very sad time to the american people. And to have one of the greatest presidents of the United States be assinated, scared
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.
Many say that there was an alternate path that could have been taken to avoid the war, and they are correct, there were multiple ways to avoid both World War ll and the Holocaust, but humanity and society were blinded by fear and bloodthirst, they really are not to blame, it was the most brutal events in human history(Vail 9). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in
At the fault of his father, he reacted rashly. “When Walt’s double life came to light, the revelations inflicted deep wounds. All parties suffered terrible.” This would be a negative turning point in anyone's life, but Chris was wrong to just pack up and take himself to his death. Though Chris indeed had his flaws, more evidence points to him being sane. He was moral, made decent decisions for the most part and was intelligent and likable.
In 1952 John Kennedy ran for US senate against Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Kennedy won by 70,000 votes. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he won by less than 120,000 votes. A famous statement that John Kennedy once stated was, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Russian leader, Khrushchev, the British Prime Minister and John Kennedy all signed the nuclear test ban treaty; therefore Kennedy won his greatest foreign affairs victory. Many people to this day remember the shocking moment when they first heard of President Kennedy 's assassination. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 by a communist sympathizer named Lee Oswald.
Jacqueline Kennedy lost one of her most valued friends and family. She was in the car when he was shot and in the hospital when he was pronounced dead. The man who committed this crime did not only kill JFK he took a man of power and a man who had a family. Lee Harvey Oswald made JFK’s family suffer but he also made the whole world suffer such a great loss. The world was shocked that such a thing happened.
Two days later November 24, 1963 Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby and Ruby immediately arrested. Fun fact about this is that it was caught on camera when Oswald was shot. Some people say that someone else was in JFK’s assassination. In conclusion, JFK assassination is unjustified. He should of not died because he did so much for people that needed help.
Editor Anna Quindlen wrote many articles and essays conveying her opinion toward the death penalty. Such as, “Death Penalty Fails to Equal Retribution” and “Public & Private; The High Cost of Death”. Although Anna Quindlen makes many valuable accusations regarding her reasoning to being opposed to the death penalty, she undermines the real purpose of the penalty itself. The Death penalty, is indeed necessary. Many of the accusations Anna proclaims permit to the emotions of the victims families that have been robbed of their loved one by the said killer.
Do you think that either minimum sentencing laws or laws for "justifiable homicide" should be changed in cases such as Randy and Wendy 's? Yes, I strongly believe that laws for justifiable homicide should be changed, especially in the case of Wendy and Randy. The traumatic experience the whole family had to endure was unfair. Sadly, a lot of people knew what was going on, yet couldn’t help because of the great fear that had taken control over their lives. Wendy had no safe zone to run to.