John F. Kennedy: Assassination or Conspiracy

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John F. Kennedy: Assassination or Conspiracy International Baccalaureate Extended Essay in History Word Count: 4027 ABSTRACT I have always been some what interested in history and the events that shaped up our world today. But my real interest in History began in 10th grade, where my professor, Mr. R_______ who was a Harvard graduate began lecturing us on various events which I found very intriguing. He had a particular interest in John F. Kennedy and would always enlighten us with a few interesting aspects about John F. Kennedy’s life. At first I opted to write an extended essay about the evolution of warfare but as I researched, John F. Kennedy’s name kept popping up, particularly when looking up World War II and the Vietnam War. This led me to study and read in depth about the life of Jon F. Kennedy, his assassination, and the status quo during the time in relation to US foreign and national policies. While writing the essay I found John F. Kennedy’s life particularly interesting as I found that many people never knew anything about the other side of John F. Kennedy and his social life was an enigma to who lived during his time. They all saw him as a father figure who benefited his country in numerous ways. His assassination was a shock to many and whether it was a conspiracy will be a question that will haunt us for a long time. The evidence available does show signs of a conspiracy but those responsible will never admit it, so it would be almost impossible to point the figure at any one party or person as long as they deny it and the US government continues to with hold evidence from the public. Personally, despite the Oswald “lone assassin” story, I believe that the US government was ultimately responsible for the Presidents assassination and Oswald was just a patsy. Word Count: 300 TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER I:
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