Jfk Assassination Essay example

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The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Who was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy?

John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America. JFK was assassinated on Friday, November 22nd, 1963 in Dealey Plaza, Texas. It was told that a man that goes by the name Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated him. But was this true? Conspiracies of the assassination of JFK have been going around for many years. What really happened?
Allan So

On Friday 22nd of November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in an opened top car through Dealey Plaza in Dallas at the approximate time of 12:30 CST. Prior to this tragic event many conspiracies and cover ups have been coined. Who killed JFK? How many shooters were there? At what perspective was he shot at? What was their motive? Was the CIA involved? And what was the reason for the route change. These frequently asked questions have been around for years and many believe that these questions aren’t answered yet.
Dealey plaza consists of many potential areas that are all capable of exhibiting many possible sites of the assassination; investigators of the assassination finalised that there are three potential shooting locations, the Texas School Book Depository, the area of the grassy knoll, and the Dal-Tex Building. “Lee Harvey Oswald owned the rifle that was used to fire the shots from the sixth floor window of the southeast comer of the Texas School Book Depository building”, this statement from the warren report concludes that JFK was shot from the 6th floor of the school book depository.
Evidence from the warren commission reveals that he was shot at three times however only two of the three shots hit him. Shot one was a miss, Shot two went through two people; it wounded Kennedy from the back of his neck and got though to wound Governor Conley on the back and shot three entered through Kennedy’s right scalp which was the killing blow in the assassination. After further investigations, weapon examiners test ran a series of shots from the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle, the weapon that was used to kill JFK. From several replayed footages that were caught on tape by people at the scene showed that two of the shots that hit JFK shots were fired nearly simultaneously, this finding is significant because the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle cannot fire shot within a split second. A research team that includes a former FBI scientist believes there is evidence of multiple shooters in the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, according to MSNBC. The theory that there were two gunmen is also supported by the evidence of the 5 bullet fragments found in JFK, "The claim was made that those five fragments could only have come from two bullets," Dr. Spiegelman said. "Our research showed it could have been two or more”.
Before the assassination, the motorcade route for which the president was to travel was changed in the last hour, instead of travelling directly through Main Street the motorcade had to go via Houston and Elm Street. This route change was ordered by Mayor Earle Cabell, because it was discovered that Elm Street provided the only direct link from Dealey Plaza to the Stemmons Freeway. This change, gave the assassin(s) the full advantage and view for the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Just before 12:30 pm CST, President Kennedy was riding on Houston Street and slowly approached the Texas School Book Depository head-on. This point in the route is also a reason of why people believe that there were several shooters, for if there was only a single shooter in the sixth floor in the Book Depository the shooter would have had a point blank view of JFK and therefore would not have needed to shoot more than once. Witnesses said that shots were fired just after the motorcade made the turn from Houston onto Elms