John F. Kennedy Assassination

1187 WordsJun 18, 20185 Pages
A conspiracy theory is an explanatory proposition that accuses a person, group, or organization of having caused or covered up an event or phenomenon of great social, political, or economic impact (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/conspiracy+theory). One conspiracy that has been a topic of debate since 1963, is the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States. The conspiracy has left one of the most devastating deaths in question and still haunts America to this day. The assassination of John F. Kennedy is one of the most controversial and debated topics in American History. JFK was one of the most beloved presidents of our time. Unlike previous presidential assassinations, the JFK assassination has resulted in…show more content…
This conspiracy is questioned yet it is hard to hypothesize how the war would have turned out with JFK as President. (http://www.livescience.com/41382-top-kennedy-assassination-conspiracies.html) In order to examine the various conspiracy theories, one must first understand the events that unfolded on the infamous day President JFK was killed. The day began early with JFK flying in Fortworth, Texas. From there he took Air Force One to Dallas. The Secret Service designed a motorcade and route for Kennedy to attend that day with Governor Connally. The President was then placed with the first lady in the back of a top down 1961 blue Lincoln convertible while Governor Connally and his wife sat in the front seat. The Convertible was equipped with a removable bubble top, which was not bullet proof. Winston J. Lawson was ordered to remove the top as well Asemi 4 from the President. Kennedy’s assistant Bill Moyers was also aware that he wanted the top off. The motorcade was slowed to 11miles per hour that day. During the car ride, the vehicle took a short left turn on Elm Street; moved by the Texas School Depository. Secret Service agent William Greer was driving while he made the car turn into the main Houston intersection (which was one minute before the first shot was fired at Kennedy). This provided the perfect vantage point to shoot from the sixth floor from the depository building. What is interesting is that there were not
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