A Look into the Assassination of JFK

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts. He was named after his grandfather, John Francis Fitzgerald, who happened to also have a career in politics as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. He had 8 siblings, three brothers and five sisters. His parents were Patrick Joseph Kennedy and Rose Kennedy. His early life in Massachusetts helped shape him into one of the greatest presidents America has ever had. Kennedy was an especially bright young man with many talents, in 1940 he graduated from Harvard University, where he also played football like his brother Jack, in 1940. As an Irish Catholic in Boston he suffered from prejudice, but he was determined not to let that affect his future and set the goal to…show more content…
Before Lee Oswald could be tried and convicted he was shot two days after the assassination by Jack Rudy while in transport to a new location. Oswald died two hours later. Because of the fact there was never someone convicted of the assassination various conspiracies arose, these are known as the JFK conspiracy theories. There’s many conspiracy theories surrounded this topic, but the most believed conspiracies are, The CIA had him killed, the Mafia had him killed , Lyndon Johnson had him killed so he would become president. Johnson did in some ways benefit from Kennedy’s death because he became the President, but many historians have discredited any allegations against Johnson claiming he set up a hit against Kennedy to become president, but since Johnson was viewed as ruthless politician that not many Americans liked, a lot of Americans were quick to put the blame on him, even though he had an air tight alibi for the evening the so called “hit” was placed on Kennedy’s head. The next theory that the mob did has also been disproven since three different mobs at the time claimed to be responsible without any solid evidence to support that they in fact did kill Kennedy, so this is just a hearsay based conspiracy theory with not a single piece of evidence to back it up. Lastly, the most widely believed theory, the CIA had Kennedy killed. This theory unlike many of the other
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