The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

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Possibly the greatest unsolved mystery of the 20th century is the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Many people have theorized to the exact nature of JFK’s death but no one can seem to agree, but what most people do agree on is that the Warren Commission’s findings were wrong. Fifty years after the incident, 61% of Americans believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was not the only person involved in the successful assassination attempt. ("Majority in U.S. Still Believe JFK Killed in a Conspiracy") In the assassination of JFK, the evidence points toward the conclusion that a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States by Lyndon B. Johnson, carried out by Lee Harvey Oswald and covered…show more content…
On June 30, 1961 JFK pledges to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Then in April of 1962 “US Steel announces that it is raising prices just weeks after President Kennedy convinced the steel workers union to temper its wage demands. Kennedy’s anger with US Steel is reported in the press and Attorney General Robert Kennedy adds further to business anxieties by convening a grand jury investigation of the steel giant. The stock market will fall in the following weeks, climaxing with a 6% drop on 28 May.” (Shmoop Editorial Team) The next step in understanding the assassination of JFK is to understand anyone who would have wanted JFK dead or would benefit from his death. The first name on a list of possible enemies of JFK would be Lyndon B. Johnson, JFK’s Vice President. In 1963, LBJ did not see eye to eye with Kennedy and he knew that Kennedy was going to leave him off the ballot in the upcoming presidential election. ("JFK Had Long List of Enemies") Next are the Cuban Freedom Fighters, who after the Bay of Pigs were abandoned and left to be executed by Castro’s henchmen. ("JFK Had Long List of Enemies") Next is Fidel Castro, JFK and the CIA had plotted to have Castro assassinated and failed, so it is safe to say that Castro would have known of these attempts. ("JFK Had Long List of Enemies") After that is the American Mafia, Bobby Kennedy had been tirelessly
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