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Essay on The Mystery of the JFK Assassination

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The Mystery of the JFK Assassination The assassination of JFK affected the lives of many that were alive during his presidency and forever impacted history. His assassination is shrouded in mystery, and to this day no one knows exactly what happened. He was the youngest elected president, and the youngest president to die in office. JFK was many things. Among these, he was the youngest president, youngest president to die in office, and the first Roman Catholic president (Merriam Webster's). Since it was well known JFK a civil rights activist, since it was well known he was disliked by many southerners. Despite having enemies in the south Kennedy had made it clear he wanted to campaign in Florida and Texas, as he knew that not winning…show more content…
"… on Saturday November 23 the FBI announced that the rough fingerprints they found on the Mannlicher-Carcano were 'insufficient for the purposes of… identification… [and] were of no value.' On November 29, however, the FBI announced that it had found a palm print on the rifle." (Kallen, 52). Oswald, however, never got trial because he was shot by Jack Ruby. Many people believe that Oswald was not working alone. There was a shot to the back of the head of Kennedy, but the shot that killed him came from the front. He fell backwards when he was shot the second time. People next to the president reported having smelled gunpowder right after the shot, but if Oswald was in the depository building then there was no way the smell of gunpowder could have reached the ground so quickly. It takes over two seconds to shoot a second bullet from a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle, and there was less than two seconds between the first shot and second shot, it couldn't have possibly just been Oswald (Kallen, 35). Jack Ruby, the man who shot Oswald, had made several deals with major mafia leaders and supposedly worked for Al Capone. Carlos, one of the leaders of the mafia, had obtained 1.1 billion dollars from illegal activities, and made him the largest organization in Louisiana, making him a target in the Kennedy administration. Carlos was eventually caught and deported to
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