“It's the most controversial case in modern American history. Did Lee Harvey Oswald kill John Kennedy by himself?”1 Many historians believe that there is no way a single gunman could fire three shots and one of the three shots be successful enough to hit its mark and kill the President of the United States. There are many different conspiracies that claim to have logical explanations for what happened on November 22, 1963, but the truth may never be known since the man arrested for the assassination was killed just a few days after the event. The main focus of this research paper is to examine the most popular conspiracies on the murder of such a great man and the 30th President of the United States. The most popular conspiracies are, there was a second gunman on the grassy knoll in the Dealey Plaza, Oswald was the only gunman, or Kennedy was killed by Cuban agents acting out of anger over the Bay of Pigs. The first and definitely the most popular conspiracy is that there was a second gunman on the grassy knoll in the Dealey Plaza. Some facts that can prove this conspiracy are, “A special panel of the National Academy of Sciences subsequently disputed the evidence of a fourth shot, contained on a police datable of the sounds in Dealey Plaza that day. The panel insisted it was simply random noise, perhaps static, recorded about a minute after the shooting while Kennedy’s motorcade was en route to Parkland Hospital. In fact the author of the article, D.B. Thomas, a government scientist and JFK assassination researcher, said he was more than 96 percent certain that there was a shot from the grassy knoll to the right of the president’s limousine, in addition to the three shots from a book depository window above and behind the president’s limousine.”3 “The sounds of assassination were recorded at Dallas police headquarters when a motorcycle patrolman inadvertently left his microphone switch in the “on” position, deluging his transmitting channel with what seemed to be motorcycle noise. Using sophisticated techniques, a team of scientists enlisted by the House committee filtered out the noise and came up with “audible events” within a 10-second time frame that it believed might be gunfire.”3 Despite these facts and opinions I still believe that there was only one gunman and that was Lee Harvey Oswald!
The next conspiracy and the one that I personally believe is that Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots and those were the only three shots fired! A few facts that support this are”… Oswald eventually moved back to New Orleans, where Oswald continued to develop his interest in socialist literature, which he'd begun to read in New York. In 1956, he joined the U.S. Marines. He was a better-than-average marksman, yet was court-martialed twice in 1958 for having an illegal weapon and displaying violent behavior. Oswald ended his military service the following year and arranged a trip to Moscow, where he informed Russian authorities that he wanted to move to the Soviet Union.”4 This proves that Oswald was a good shot as well as a trouble maker in the military. “Oswald wed Marina Prusakova in April 1961. Dissatisfied with the quality of life in the Soviet Union, Oswald returned to the United States in June 1962, bringing his wife and their newborn daughter with him. The family set up residence in Dallas, Texas…Around this time, Oswald's interest in communism transformed into support for Cuba. In early 1963, he ordered a .38 handgun via the mail and later acquired a rifle. He had Marina take a picture of him with the weapons a document that would later be used as criminal evidence, as Oswald's rifle was eventually identified as the firearm used to murder President John F. Kennedy.”4 This proves that he liked the communist ideas and owns the gun that is said to have fired the fatal shot to Kennedy. Harvey also got a job and worked at the