The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

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November 22, 1963, the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, during a parade. Since this catastrophic event there have been numerous theories, conspiracies, and speculations as to what actually happened that day. Some believe in a theory as to which a single bullet fired from Lee Harvey Oswald performed a magical trajectory route to hit both the president and Texas Gov. John Connally. While there are plenty of theories of what happened that day, the most prominent and likely is the lone gunman theory which exhibits Lee Harvey Oswald firing three shots hitting the president in a straight line and missing once. Born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, John Fitzgerald Kennedy…show more content…
There was then a third and final shot to the president’s head that killed him. After the assassination Oswald attempted to flee the scene and ended up killing Patrolman J. D. Tippit on a Dallas street after he tried to apprehend Oswald. Oswald was later arrested and taken to jail but along the way was murdered by a man named Jack Ruby who shot him at point blank range. Many people have various beliefs of how the president was killed and some believe that there were multiple gunmen that day in Dallas. The only way that those people will believe otherwise is if they think that one of the bullets fired was a magic bullet. “The conspiracy theorists only a magic bullet would be able to do what the Warren Commission said that this bullet did. And they are correct. If Connally was seated in the presidential limousine where they say he was, directly in front of Kennedy” (Smithyna). The reason the location of where Connally was seated is so important because it maps out the trajectory of the bullet fired that passed through the president and the governor. Believers in the magic bullet theory believe that Connally was sitting directly in front of Kennedy. If that is true, then the bullet fired from the bank depository coming from a down ward slope must have completely changed it’s route when leaving the president’s body. In order to hit Connally the bullet must have exited

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