Exploring the Possibility of a Government Cover-Up with the John F. Kennedy Assassination

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In late November of the year 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited the state of Texas. While there he planned to attend a lunch in Dallas to raise money for the Democratic party. It was decided that the President would travel by motorcade from the airfield at which he landed in Dallas to this fundraiser. Unfortunately, President Kennedy never arrived at this lunch. As the Presidential motorcade drove through an area in Dallas known as Dealey Plaza, shots rang out. One of these shots fatally struck President Kennedy in the head. The motorcade immediately sped out Dealey Plaza and headed to the nearest hospital, Parkland Memorial (Report of the President's Commission). The events that occurred in Dealey Plaza on that fateful day of…show more content…
Initial reports on Conally’s wounds stated he was hit in the back, the wrist, and the thigh. Reports on Kennedy stated that he was hit in the throat and fatally in the head. While Air Force One flew back to Washington D.C. Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn in as the new President of the United States, while a blood soaked Jacqueline Kennedy, now John Kennedy’s widow, looked on ("President Kennedy Assassinated"). On November 29, 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order No. 11130. This order called for the formation of a commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The commission was headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren, and is commonly referred to as the Warren Commission. Since the main suspect in the assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody, the possibility of Oswald confessing was eliminated. Therefore, the commission was formed to determine who killed Kennedy, how they did so, and why they did it. The commission concluded that there were three shots fired in Dealey Plaza. They based this conclusion upon the fact that three spent bullet cartridges were found on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, along with a high powered rifle. According to the commission, this rifle was incriminating evidence against Lee Harvey Oswald. The rifle was identified
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