Essay On John F Kennedy Assassination

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The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Tara E. Cale
Butler County Community College The Assassination of John F. Kennedy On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald committed a crime that would go down in every history book in the United States. The assassination of our 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is one of the most notorious, tragic events in U.S. history to date. It was rare for the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, to accompany her husband to any political outing. This particular day, she attended a 10 mile motorcade in Dallas, Texas, with John as well as the Governor of Texas, John Connally, and his wife. Enjoying the motorcade in a Lincoln convertible, the Kennedys and Connallys waved at the huge, excitable crowds gathered …show more content…

The following Monday, dozens of thousands of U.S citizens lined the streets of Washington D.C to watch a horse-drawn carriage containing John F. Kennedy’s body from the Capitol Rotunda to St. Matthew’s Catholic Cathedral for resting Mass. The grave procession was then continued on to Arlington National Cemetery. Here, the leaders of 99 nations gathered for the final resting of the late President. Kennedy was buried with full military honors on a downhill slope below the Arlington House. An eternal flame was lit by Ms. Kennedy to mark the …show more content…

The car was to then take him to the nearby county jail. At 11:21 a.m. a Dallas nightclub owner, Jack Ruby, stepped from the spectating crowd and shot Oswald. The shot was at close range, and was right in the abdomen. Lee was unconscious after the shooting. He was taken by ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital. This was the same hospital where doctors tried to save President Kennedy's life just 2 days before. A little less than 2 hours later, Lee Harvey Oswald passed away from the

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