Jfk Assassination Research Paper

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Anthony Grover Prof. Harris CJ 201 November 18, 2010 The Assassination of JFK Questions still remain about the 1962 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Why is this murder so controversial almost fifty years after it took place? What special problems were involved in the investigation? Was Lee Harvey Oswald the lone assassin, or were there other shooters involved? Did Jack Ruby kill Oswald to prevent him from telling about others? Did Ruby then commit suicide so he would not give up such secrets? If Oswald did not act alone, then was there someone else, perhaps an accomplice? Is he or she still…show more content…
Kennedy was the first Catholic president of the United States of America . Was he killed for his religion? A third factor is certainly his charming personality; JFK was both clever and charming, and his style appealed to the reporters who covered him. He was the first president to be a celebrity. Unlike presidents who followed him, JFK enjoyed excellent press – he was usually portrayed as special, a young, smart, idealistic president. This made his death so much more tragic. A fourth factor is his womanizing. Journalists liked JFK so much that they withheld reporting on his many mistresses, including Judith Exner, Marilyn Monroe, and a White House staff member (all while he was married to Jackie). This unreported womanizing helped create an air of mystery around JFK. Perhaps a more important element in the ongoing controversy over the JFK assassination is that he was on the side of the little guy. He was shaking things up. African Americans in particular held JFK is special regard because of his work on civil rights and his friendship with such leaders as Dr. Martin Luther King. Did this cause his assassination? Yet another suspicion is that Fidel Castro may have had a role in the assassination, as “payback” for the Bay of Pigs. In this botched raid, Kennedy urged Cuban-Americans to overthrow Castro; even though the effort failed, Castro was rumored to be angry at…show more content…
Because “some believe that there was more people involved in the assassination of John F Kennedy” ( America 1). After the assassination new president LBJ appointed “Earl Warren to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court … [ Grover what is this? ] they were a seven-member commission and they took 552 witness” ( America 1). Going back to the assassination “Abraham Zapruder, photographic record the assassination of JFK” ( America 1). In the film you could see the president head “lurches backwards on impact presumably in response to a bullet fired from the front of the motorcade” ( America 1). As criminal investigators watch the film there is conclusive evidence that there were more shooters involved. During the 1963, quality sound in technology was really bad and therefore government couldn’t get the right evidence. The recorder that Zapruder had was called “Dicta Phone” and it “record it four gunshot during the assassination” (Academic 30). While investigators listen to the shots of the four shots that were fired off. The investigators notice that Oswald shot was differ from the three shots. They also believe that jack ruby that killed Oswald was with the mafia and to shut up Oswald from ratting people
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