English II Honors
14 January 2015
On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 in the afternoon in Dealey Plaza of Dallas, Texas, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while participating in a motorcade. The most important question that arises from this incident is “Who really killed JFK?” This is an issue which has been debated by the public for half a century. And with every day that passes more evidence surfaces that would make people believe it wasn’t how the government made it look to the public. The assassination of John F. Kennedy did not occur as the government explained because there is too much evidence to suggest that is a result of a conspiracy by a secret group that used Lee Harvey Oswald as a patsy.
The United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) was made in 1976 to explore the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. “The HSCA requested a new investigation into the death of President John F. Kennedy to attempt to exclude some that were used in the Warren Report” (Gillon 1) Individuals who had been included in the first Warren Commission examinations were asked to put forth new expressions. The FBI and the CIA were induced to discharge a greater amount of their records on Oswald. New lines of request were opened and people who had not beforehand given proof were induced to approach. In Evan Andrews History article, "9 things we didn't think about the Warren Commission", he states "Chief Justice Earl Warren was a nearby companion of the Kennedy family, and his individual connection may have meddled with his obligations to the Commission. In a standout amongst the most notorious scenes of the examination, Warren denied his kindred Commission individuals access to Kennedy's post-mortem photographs in light of the fact that he regarded them excessively irritating. He later declined to permit the Commission to meeting certain witnesses whom Lee Harvey Oswald may have known in Mexico, and even attempted to square a meeting with first woman Jackie Kennedy on the grounds that he would not like to attack her security. He additionally was offered access to the vital sound recording of the entire occasion, yet dismisses it in light of the fact that it "was not useful to the examination" (Andrews 1). This may further clarify why the Warren Report is invalid. The House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) finished their examination in 1979 and they at last went to a discrete decision that Lee Harvey Oswald shot three shots at Kennedy, one of which murdered the president. A fourth shot was discharged from the green meadow, which was conflicting to the announcement printed by the Warren Commission 16 years prior. They reasoned that John Kennedy was killed as the consequence of a conspiracy.
The HSCA was additionally situated up to research the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Occurrences like these, assassinations in short a brief time period, had been uncommon in the recent past. In one and only decade, 3 key figures in U.S. legislative issues had been killed alongside many other individuals of government. This brought on vulnerability in general society. The HCSA was occupied with taking a gander at if the deaths were connected. At the time the individuals began to understand that the legislature wasn't as obvious as it appeared. The Watergate Scandal in 1974 including President Nixon had obviously demonstrated that American government was not so much free of conspiracy. I accept the death of JFK and the Watergate Scandal was a defining moment for American legislative issues and the people groups see on government. As an aftereffect of this, individuals began scrutinizing the conduct of the administration, and the amount it was keeping away from its kin. Americans got to be more responsive and pulled in to the thought of connivance behind Kennedy's demise in view of the administrations suspicious conduct and addressing the amount it was keeping