It’s the year 1976, the United States Senate has just called for a new inquiry into the infamous assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was shot in 1963 during his own motorcade in Dallas, TX while running for re-election. The CIA along with the FBI were coaxed into releasing new documents on Lee Harvey Oswald, and individuals who had not given evidence previously were persuaded to come forward. Pieces of evidence such as sound recordings and photographs were being subjected to scientific research analysis using more modern equipment. In 1979 the House Select Committee on Assassinations, or (HCSA), finally came to a verdict that Lee Harvey Oswald shot three times at the president; one of which, hitting his head and killing him. It was also concluded that a fourth shot was taken from ‘the grassy knoll’, which was something that was contradicting to the statement given by the Warren Commission 16 years earlier.
Why this despicable act? He was the first Catholic President in American history, gunned down in Dallas, Texas on the 22 November 1963. When his brother Robert ran for president in 1968 he too was killed by an assassin’s bullet in a hotel in California. Were the Kennedys doomed? Earlier, civil rights leader Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis, Tennessee by an assassin’s bullet.
Regardless over the past 50 years of official and unofficial analysis, there has never been an incontrovertible answer to the real story of who shot Kennedy on that apocalyptic autumn afternoon in 1963. The Warren Commission pronounced that Lee Harvey Oswald was the only gunman while not everyone seems to believe it. The world has produced many sensational conspiracy theories about the mafia, the CIA, Lyndon B. Johnson, the limo driver, the KGB, the one percent, the illuminate, and even aliens. As time persists, the slender line between fact and myth has disappeared and many people believe different things. The Associated Press has conducted a new poll that shows 50% of Americans believe there were numerous shooters involved.
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Which shows that dictators can inherited power, or gain a little bit power and then expand their power. An interesting dictator who took gained power by having some power first is Saddam Hussein, who took power from al-Bakr. After Hussein came to power, a list with the names of politicians that opposed Saddam were recited at a meeting that they were at. The politicians were taken to the court of law and trialled found responsible for treason, of the 68 politicians, 22 were executed. In early August 1979, many politicians that opposed Hussein were dead.
The Counterintelligence Program, also referred to as the COINTELPRO, was a Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) secret program during the 1960s. The purpose of this program was to eliminate “radical” political opposition in the United States. One of the main targeted groups for this program was the Black Movement groups and leaders. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an activist and prominent leader of the African American Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated by a sniper in 1968. The death of King is in connection to COINTELPRO, as there is evidence of a death threat letter.
In 1952 the US got involved after Nicaragua solicited U.S. assistance to overthrow the Guatemalan leader, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. President Truman authorized the shipment of weapons and money to anti-Arbenz groups. But, within five weeks the operation to topple Arbenz quickly fizzled when representatives loyal to the president uncovered the plot and took steps to solidify their power. Later Eisenhower sought to defend American interests abroad with an increase in funds for nuclear weapons and covert operations. After that, convinced that Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America.
Kennedy, also referred to as JFK, was a American politician who became the 35th president of the United States. Before he was involved with politics, he attended Harvard University before he joined the United States Naval in 1941. He made history by becoming the youngest man and first Roman Catholic to be inaugurated into the White House . According to “History” they state that “Kennedy actively fought communism in the world, ordering the controversial Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba and sending thousands of U.S. military “advisors” to Vietnam”. (history.com) Sadly, before his term ended he was assassinated by a fatal shot in November 22, 1963 at Dallas, Texas during a ride in a motorcade, but even fifty years later after the tragic event many Americans have different conspiracy theories about who had killed him, and if it had been planned by the government.
They even had to “attack an isolated French Military outpost in the town of Dien Bien Phu. The attempt to take the outpost lasts two months...vietnam is split into north and south…”(bbc.com). On July 8, 1959, two military advisors were killed by Viet Minh Guerrilla soldiers, which resulted in the first American deaths reported in Vietnam. In May 1961, Lyndon B. Johnson visits South Vietnam to offer military and economic assistance. In 1961, Guerrilla fighters kill 4,000 South Vietnamese officials.
November 22, 1963, Dallas Texas. The day America’s 35th president was assassinated and the day that some of the most known conspiracy theories began to circulate. Was he shot by a single person or was there more than one shooter? American’s have been obsessed with finding a solution to this unanswered question. According to a poll conducted, author Jeffrey Goldberg states that 61 percent of American’s believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone.
Oswald’s resentment toward authority was his most prominent motivation to murder the President. He demonstrated this resentment for various times in his life. For instance, Palmer McBride, a man Oswald met in the 1950s revealed that Oswald disclosed to him about shooting President Eisenhower for exploiting the American working class. In addition, nine month prior to his assassination of President Kennedy, he also attempted to assassinate Major General Edwin A. Walker upon the belief that the major general was a fascist leader. Furthermore, at 1:15pm on the day President Kennedy was assassinated, Oswald resisted the arrest from Dallas Police Officer Tippit, which caused him to kill Tippit.
A little after noon on November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. A lot of opinions have been shared and compared. Within this paper I will explain my opinions on the assassination of J.F.K. It was very hard to develop an opinion about the assassination because there is very little factual evidence to support one individual being accused of the assassination. With some research I have come up with a few opinions of why I believe J.F.K was assassinated.
Was there an unknown reason as to their assassination? Our 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was the last of our American Presidents to be assassinated. I am going to address his assassination, common conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination, and the largest conspiracy theory that is around. November 22, 1963, was the day that air left John F. Kennedy’s body for the very last time. In Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, President Kennedy as well as Texas Governor John Connally were each struck by the gun shots.
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.