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What Really Happened to Jfk Essay

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The Truth behind of the Assignation of John F. Kennedy:

Lindsay Dunn
Yakita Burns
November 20, 2014

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission”. At 7 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy spoke to America regarding the recent discovery of Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba. Americans did not envision a year later that on November 22, 1963 that their President John F. Kennedy would be taken from his own freedom; which sent the western world into a period of collective mourning. The murder of the beloved President is a mystery and a puzzlement of historic dimensions. If it can fairly be called the crime of the century, it remains a crime unsolved. Many questions are still unanswered, despite the work of a presidential commission appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson, two congressional committees and scores of private and public investigators. There is little doubt that the man who fired the shots that killed the president on that day, was Lee Harvey Oswald, a 24-year-old Texas loner and admirer of Cuba and the Soviet Union. The thing that is still uncertain is why Oswald did it; who if anyone put him up to it or helped him; why Oswald himself was murdered two days later in the basement of the Dallas police station by Jack Ruby, and what forces, groups or individuals had the motive, means and opportunity to commit the deed. Succinctly was there a conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States, did Lyndon Baines Johnson hire Oswald to assassinate Kennedy?
Oswald’s Background
The background of Lee Harvey Oswald had the venal background the government needed to place blame on, to distract America of their involvement in John F. Kennedy’s murder. Oswald was born in New Orleans on October 18, 1939, in Louisiana, the son of Marguerite and Robert Oswald. Marguerite sent young Oswald into an orphanage and later...

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