Essay on The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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Few people knew what events the day held on November 22, 1963, but by mid-afternoon one of the most tragic events to ever plague not only the United States but the entire world. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy would go on to be one of the most infamous days in history; surrounded in scandals, controversy, and conspiracy. There were three main reasons that the president was in Dallas, Texas. One of those reasons being his mission of reelection. Another reason was to raise more Democratic Party presidential campaign funds for the November 1964 presidential election. Finally to build up his relationships with fighting democratic parties within Texas where the Kennedy-Johnson ticket had barely won in 1960, and …show more content…
This peculiar man goes on to become the most important factors in the assassination of Kennedy. The motorcade consisting of 24 cars began its journey through downtown Dallas by leaving Love Field 11:55 A.M. Just before leaving, Kennedy said to crowd of people welcoming him, “This is a real Texas welcome….” (Bishop, 129-131) The motorcade then began to load; the president’s car was set to hold six individuals; President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the back seat, Governor John Connally, his wife Nellie Connally, and secret service agents Roy Kellerman and Bill Greer the limousine driver. (Historymania, Para 3) The motorcade route would begin by leaving Love Field and heading toward and turning right on Main Street which would have led directly to the Stemmons Freeway, which was the ending point of the parade. Instead of continuing straight Greer turned right on to Houston Street, followed by an extremely sharp left turn on Elm Street, causing the vehicle to decrease speed. (McAdams) It was now 12:30 as the parade took that turn on Elm Street then, almost immediately a gunshot rang out, President Kennedy clutched at his throat showing signs of distress. At this
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