John F. Kennedy Assassination
By: Kelly Carr
The Event That Changed History
This year will mark the 53 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. John F. Kennedy was in a motorcade through Dallas in a topless car when 3 shots were fired from the 6th floor of the School Book Depository Building around 12:30 p.m.. The Shots fatally wounded President Kennedy and seriously injured Governor Connally who was sitting in the passenger seat in front of President Kennedy. The shots were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald, he was caught later that day in a movie theater charged with murder of President Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippit who he shot and killed when he was questioned about where he was earlier that day
News Papers Reported this the Next Day
"KENNEDY IS KILLED BY SNIPER AS HE RIDES IN CAR IN DALLAS; JOHNSON SWORN IN ON PLANE"
This was written on papers everywhere in New York for the near eight million people to see. Since many people were still in shock from this event they would pick it up wanting to know more about what happened. People read "He died of a wound in the brain caused by a rifle bullet..." or "Gov. Connally Shot; Mrs. Kennedy Safe." the second was making it seem more reassuring to the people. They also tell that "Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson... was sworn in on Airforce One as the 36th President 99 minutes after Mr. Kennedy's death. Mrs. Kennedy was present at time of swearing in." They were also catching people up on events that happened and how they caught Lee Harvey Oswald after he killed Officer Tippit. At the end of the paper they tell people that President Kennedy's body will lie in state for funeral and Mass to be at St. Matthew's Cathedral the following Monday open to all public.
Lee Harvey Oswald Soviet Spy?
Dallas Newspaper draws out a theory that Lee Harvey Oswald is a Soviet Spy that was hired to kill John F. Kennedy. The writer of the article said the KGB would have Lee Harvey Oswald under surveillance at all times for when he lived in Russia. During sometime while he was living there he was confronted by them and hired to kill John F. Kennedy and that is the reason he came back to the U.S.. When he came back he got a job at the Book Depository shortly before the President came through.
Bias of the Articles
The first article that was wrote in the New York Times had maybe the most truthful over the second article where the writer was telling about what he believes is why Lee Harvey Oswald a man that had no need to kill President Kennedy but did it anyways.
John F. Kennedy was one of the last Presidents to go out in public places like this in a car with the top down. Today's cars for the President have many accessories on them. On the front bumper there are holes for tear gas to come out of if people are crowding the car and night vision cameras for if they are operation under dark. The windows on the car are bullet proof and the sides of the car have a titanium build so bullets cannot get through them. Also when the President goes somewhere now before the President is allowed to go out the secret service has to survey the area to make sure that it is completely safe from any kinds of threats except for regular citizens then they follow in a full armed escort.
With the other presidents that have been assassinated they were all assassinated by someone of the lower class which is somewhat of a common thing for the lower class because they tend to have more of a grudge on the higher class. Some people have a grudge on the higher class because they tend to have more money than them and most people of higher class get away with more things then someone of the lower class. Lee Harvey Oswald had a reason to why he killed John F. Kennedy, John Wilkes had a reason why he killed Abraham Lincoln, and so on with the other two presidents that were killed in office. People of the lower class are not all like these people but some are jealous of the upper class people and others are fine with where they are at so they don't have grudges on the upper class or anything like that.