Background on Shooting

First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely was with her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting in a Lincoln convertible, the Kennedys and Connallys waved at the large crowds gathered along the parade route. As their vehicle passed the Texas School Book Depository Building at 12:30 p.m., Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots from the sixth floor, killing President Kennedy and seriously injuring Governor Connally. Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at Dallas Parkland Hospital. He was 46 years old when he was killed. Nobody knows for sure because Oswald was murdered while in police custody and before he could be questioned extensively or come to trial. He admired Marxism and had spent time In Russia so one might suspect that he was a hired assassin but extensive investigation did not uncover any evidence that such was the case. Maybe he just wanted to get people's attention or he attempted to kill someone else but he missed and shot JFK.

John F. Kennedy's Accomplishments

Top 8:

  1. John F. Kennedy accomplished what no other American had done, he became the first Catholic president of the United States.
  2. To this day, John F. Kennedy's "call for Americans" to serve their country has remained an inspiring and memorable speech that people still follow.
  3. Among John F. Kennedy's most notable and long standing accomplishments was the establishment of the Peace Corps, an organization that is now responsible for sending tons of American volunteers around the world to help the the poor and needy.
  4. It was John F. Kennedy's great approach to the tension during the Cuban missile crisis that ultimately dodged a nuclear war with the Soviet Union and secured the removal of missiles from Cuba.
  5. John F. Kennedy was committed to landing a man on the moon, and although it occurred after his death, it was his support of space exploration that helped make it happen.
  6. Under John F. Kennedy's administration, laws were put in place to end segregation in interstate travel facilities.
  7. John F. Kennedy helped promote the arts by holding concerts, plays, and musicals at the White House.
  8. For his short time he served as president, he is known as one of the greatest leaders we have had in office in the history of the United States.

JFK's famous speech:

JFK's famous words that inspired and formed many people in America. "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. "

excerpt from JFK's Inaugural Speech, Jan 20, 1961

Impact on Kennedy Assassination

John F. Kennedy was not just the president of the United States, he was an American leader to everyone in the country. His words were so powerful and so deliberate that when he spoke, we listened. When Kennedy died it wasn't like we lost a president, it was like we lost someone everyone knew they were actually close to. The build up of his great presidency in his short term suddenly came to a stop after he was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Even though Kennedy isnt with us anymore, his words will always be with us.

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Consperiacy Behind Shooting

Who really killed our great late President Kennedy?
Who really killed our great late President Kennedy?

To this day nobody really knows who really killed John F. Kennedy because of the conditions and obstacles for Lee Harvey Oswald would have to overcome to really pull this off and not even be caught at the scene. The shot that Oswald had to make for a man of his background, was nearly impossible. Two of the United States best snipers, couldn't even make the same shot that Oswald made years earlier. For the speed that JFK's car was moving and the angle on the six floor from LHO's position he could not have pulled the trigger. For example, Oswald used a 1939 Italian rifle from WWII supposivly to make the kill, people have tried the same shot over and over again with some of the best snipers made to man that are currently made. LHO had no background experice on shooting let alone sniping from tremendous distances. What much of America thinks and I think is that the government simply framed Oswald so that someone would be in prison. Oswald never admitted to killing JFK and before questioning he was shot while he was being transferred prisions. We will not find out what really happened to the great president until 2022 when all the files will be released about everything reguarding the assassination and the governments involvment.

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