American Studies II
30 May 2014
Was The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy a Conspiracy?
On November 22nd, 1963 at 12:30 p.m in Dallas, Texas, one of the most horrific events in American History took place. The assassination of John F. Kennedy. Crowds were cheering as JFK was on a ten mile route that would pass through Dallas, Texas. John Kennedy was in the back seat of a 1961 four door Lincoln Continental convertible when this tragic event occurred. The driver took a left off of Main street passing by the Texas School Book Depository. Suddenly gun shots were heard, and John Kennedy took a bullet to the head and neck. John Kennedy was dead at the first impact of ...view middle of the document...
John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29th, 1917. JFK’s great grandparents all emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland. Joseph Kennedy was an investor and a politician, while Rose was a stay at home wife. John Kennedy had four brothers who were Robert, Joseph and Edward. Joseph Kennedy was killed in the battlefield towards the end of World War II. Robert and Edward were both respected, well known Senators. Edward Kennedy was the Massachusetts senator from November 7th, 1962 up until August 25th, 2009. Edward was not in office anymore because he died of brain cancer in 2009. In 1964 Robert Kennedy was assassinated by a Palestinian named Sirhan Sirhan. Also John had five sisters who were Rose, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, and Jean Kennedy. Eunice was the founder and creator of the Special Olympics and Jean served as a nurse in the army. Every summer the entire family would head up to their summer home in Hyannis Port. The activities they loved doing in Hyannis were fishing, swimming, sailing, and touch football. All of the Kennedy boys were athletic and competitive. The oldest Joseph Kennedy always instigated fights between the youngs boys. Jack was the most athletic of all the Kennedy boys. Jack excelled at Tennis, Football, Basketball, and Golf. All of the boys went to the top boarding school, Choate Academy. Jack also excelled in football, but a back injury ended his life in sports. In 1936 Jack Kennedy graduated from the Academy and enrolled into Harvard University, joining his brother Joe Kennedy. Harvard University was and still is the most pristine schools in the entire country. In 1937 got the job of United States Ambassador to England. The Entire family had to move except Joe and Jack because they were still enrolled in Harvard. By the time Jack...