John F. Kennedy

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President John F. Kennedy once said “The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission” . Whether this statement was meant to describe the circumstances of the Cold War, or to display reasons for the use of the atomic bomb, these simple words brought understanding to the American people. That is, until the assassination of President JFK, himself. His death brought a widespread cloud of confusion to the nation. As people sought justice for this crime, many critical things were overlooked. The investigation of Kennedy’s assassination was riddled with mistakes…show more content…
Before Lee was born, his father died. This put great financial stress on his mother who began working as the sole provider and spent little time inside the home. Because finances were so bad, he and his siblings were sent away to live as orphans. When he returned home his mother had married Edwin Ekdahl who had become rather attached to Lee. This marriage, however, was short-lived and the divorce was messy. Lee’s mother spent the rest of her time complaining about how she was mistreated and inadvertently neglected Lee as a result. At the age of 16, he spent a short time becoming enlisted in the Marine Corps and was granted an honorable discharge after a few years had passed. Once he left the Marines he began reading Communist literature, he studied Marxism for years after joining the Marines and shared great sympathies for the Soviet Union. He, unashamedly, told a reporter in Moscow about his Marxist beliefs and how much of an impact it had had on his life thus far. He had an extraordinary view of the future as well as the past. His thoughts on history and his significance in history were assumed to have contributed to the way in which he assassinated Kennedy. He would have a significant place in history because of what he had done and this was supposedly satisfactory to him. It was also assumed that his views on Communism impacted his victim choice because of President Kennedy’s stand against Communist beliefs. He also had great

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