John F. Kennedy 's Assassination

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Assassination On the tragic day of November 22nd, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy 's assassination, America stopped and stood still. The 35th president of the United States was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, other conspiracies say that the CIA, Lyndon B. Johnson or the Mafia could have done it too. The Life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. He was born in Brookline Massachusetts, to Rose and Joseph Kennedy. He was also the grandson of John Francis Fitzgerald, the popular mayor of Boston known as Honey Fitz. At the age of three John, also known as Jack, was hospitalized for Scarlet fever, which at the time was very contagious and life threatening; he almost died. He was in the hospital for a month. In 1936 John graduated from Choate, a boarding school in Connecticut. In an election year in which Republicans gained control of both Houses of Congress; Kennedy nevertheless won a narrow victory, giving him considerable clout within the Democratic Party. According to one of his aides, the decisive factor in Kennedy 's victory was his personality. Shortly after his election, Kennedy met a beautiful young woman named Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party and, in his own words, "leaned across the asparagus and asked her for a date." They were married on September 12, 1953. Jack and Jackie Kennedy had three children: Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Kennedy (Unknown3). John Kennedy 's Presidency John

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