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Who Killed Kennedy, Was There A Conspiracy?

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There is no other murder story in history that has produced as much speculation as the assassination of the American President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963. J.F. Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30 pm on the 22nd of November 1963, as he was driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas. The assassination provoked many conspiracy theories to come about, to try and explain the murder that shocked America and the World. The Warren Commission was set up to investigate the event and decide who was responsible for the assassination. After examining all the evidence the Commission decided that Lee Harvey Oswald must be the sole assassin. Many people believe that Oswald was not the killer and this led the public to try and find the truth. There are some theories that suggest that the CIA were involved, also that it could have been the Right Winged Cuban exiles seeking revenge on Kennedy for his broken promises. The Ku Klux Klan and the business community also had reasons to kill the President. People have also found evidence and pictures which don't link with the official report, suggesting that the US Government had some how covered up its own involvement.

John. F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th President of the United States of America on the 20th of January 1961. Kennedy became the youngest man elected President, and he promised a new age. He gained enormous personal popularity and it is hard to believe that someone would have a reason to kill him. He made a big impact on America and the World, being the first person to establish and maintain a peaceful co-existence with Russia since the War. Throughout Kennedy's presidency he launched programs to solve America's economic problems and he dealt with some of the major crises of the Cold War. After the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy aimed for peace. Kennedy strongly believed in human rights and the equality between the black and white communities, taking vigorous action calling for a new civil right legislation. He also began to investigate corruption within the government. Many people disagreed with the policy's Kennedy had made and this brought opposition from different groups. It is this opposition, to Kennedy's policies which encouraged the introduction of conspiracy theories to try and explain his death. President Kennedy was in Dallas as part of a promotional tour for his campaign for re-election. The shots were fired as the President's car entered the area that was bounded by the Texas School Book Depository on the right and Dealey Plaza on the left. According to the Warren report, the first bullet was fired at 12:30pm and it entered from the base of the back of his neck and slightly to the right of the spine. It traveled downward and exited from the front of the neck. Seconds later another bullet hit Kennedy in the back of the head, causing a massive and fatal wound. Immediately, security directed the car to a hospital where the President was...

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