The Assassination Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, also known as JFK, is one of the most infamous and tragic events in American history. JFK was one of the United States’ most influential politicians, and in the year 1961 he was appointed to be president. Less than a thousand days later, JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, by gunman Lee Harvey Oswald. JFK was beloved both by many Americans and those abroad, and thus his death came as a terrible shock to many across the globe. JFK was a great and stalwart individual - a man who stood apart from the general stock - and it is blatantly obvious to anyone with a brain that he did not deserve to be assassinated. In the month of November, on the twenty-second day and in the year of 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated. This tragic event came to be as JFK was touring through Dallas with his wife, despite warnings that many residents of Dallas and surrounding areas viewed his presidency with outright hostility. “JFK seemed to relish the prospect of leaving Washington, getting out among the people and into the political fray.” (JFK Library) Kennedy’s open-top limousine was forced to detour through a low-speed area and during this time the assassin struck. Shooting Kennedy twice, it was first to the neck, and then to the head. Kennedy died with the second blow. This horrid display occurred in front of Americans across the nation. Children were forced to watch as their hero and the man they idolized was reduced to little more than a

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