JFK ASSASSINATION

BY JOHN OCAMPO

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY

On November 22, 1963, Thirty-fifth president John F. Kennedy was assassinated downtown at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. As Kennedy was preparing to campaign for his presidency, he was assassinated by a man named Lee Harvey Oswald who was a former marine. Oswald was presumably hiding on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository preparing to shoot. Up to this day, there has been many conspiracy theories regarding the assassination but no reason as to why this assassination took place.

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PERSPECTIVE #1

One way the media has portrayed the assassination of John F. Kennedy is through the Warren Commission. The Warren Commission was an official Federal Investigation report that was established by Lyndon B. Johnson, who becomes the president after Kennedy's death and was led by Justice Earl Warren. During the year-long investigation, the Warren Commission questioned many witnesses present at the crime scene, analyzed and gathered every piece of evidence, and developed theories regarding the assassination. After a sufficient amount of investigating, the Warren Commission finally developed the single bullet theory and concluded that former marine Lee Harvey Oswald was the only killer. However, many conspiracy theorists objected and assumed that Oswald could have an accomplice.
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PERSPECTIVE #2

Another way the media has portrayed the assassination of Kennedy was through the many news reports and witnesses at the crime scene. As JFK was making his way through Dealey Plaza, there were plenty of people to testify and provide their point of view during the shooting. A man named Roger Craig claimed that he witnessed suspicious activity in the area and that he saw Lee Harvey Oswald fleeing the scene with an accomplice. Furthermore, a man named Ed Hoffman claimed that he saw the shooter on the Grassy Knoll.

MEDIA BIAS EXPLAINED

After analyzing and researching how the media has portrayed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it leaves a huge gap of bias between the findings.

Through many years of research, there still has been no clear conclusion as to how the assassination of JFK took place. There have been many theories created but there are still pieces of evidence that are missing to create the whole picture. Many witnesses present at the crime scene have provided and explained their perspective during the shooting, however, the testimonies and developed theories contradict each other which leaves the death of Kennedy a mystery.

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HISTORICAL CRITICISM

The assassination of JFK clearly reflects back on historical criticism. Ever since the tragic loss of John F. Kennedy occurred on November 22nd, 1963, it creates a historical perception for students, teachers, and many people of different ages. Individuals can look back at this event and could help make them reflect on JFK's death and how it became a part of our history and greatly affected the world of politics and the citizens of America. This unfortunate event can create an open door and pathway for future conspiracy theorists or individuals to delve deeper in this mystery to unlock the truth of the assassination.

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CULTURAL CRITICISM

Furthermore, the JFK assassination also reflects on cultural criticism. Ever since John F. Kennedy was elected as president, he has done many things to change our country and through that, it has become a part of the American culture. For instance, JFK was a supporter for the Civil Rights Movement. He spent his time speaking in certain schools around the country to consider about the desegregation in educational environments and encouraged integration in cities. After his death, the Civil Rights Movement officially sparked, and it completely changed the way people treated each other. Therefore the acts of JFK have have left a significant mark in the American culture.

CITATIONS

"November 22, 1963: Death of the President" John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, n.p, n.d. 05/10/2016 URL: http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/November-22-1963-Death-of-the-President.aspx

"Warren Commission" Mary Ferrell Foundation, n.p, n.d. 05/10/2016 URL: https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Warren_Commission.html

'Warren Commission" History, AE Networks, n.d. 05/11/2016 URL: http://www.history.com/topics/warren-commission


(Mcadams, John) "Discount Tellers of Tall Tales" Eyewitness Testimony" n.p, n.d 05/11/2016 URL: http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/witnesses.htm


(Lallanilla, Marc) 'What is the Single Bullet Theory?" Live Science, November 20, 2013, Purch, 05/11/2016 URL: http://www.livescience.com/41369-single-bullet-theory-jfk-assassination.html


(Bojczuk, Jeremy " November 22 1963: A Brief Guide to the JFK Assasination" 22 November 1963, n.p, n.d. 05/11/2016 URL: http://22november1963.org.uk/a-brief-guide-to-the-jfk-assassination