Historical Assassinations

By; Iman S.


On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy was driving through a motorcade in downtown Dallas, Texas when he was shot and assassinated. He and his group were working for re-election season. They found out that Lee Harvey Oswald was the one that killed JFK, A few days later he was gunned down by Jack Ruby. Several reason came out as to what the motive could have been, People did not agree with JFK's policies, he only had chances of getting elected because of the people he knew and monetary powers within mafias. They is speculation that the CIA was in on the "hit" and had known information about it.


On April 4, 1968 MLK was assassinated MLK was a very popular civil rights activist. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was shot on the balcony of the hotel he was staying at. With the help of witnesses they were led to believe that James Earl Ray was the one responsible. He plead guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. James was confirmed racist and clearly committed action upon his beliefs. Even thought they "convicted" someone for this murder. There are still theories that are around and speculation of a man name "Raul", and the Memphis bar man, also other theories that some people believe the government or fib was in on the crime.


Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 6, 1968. He was killed by a Palestinian immigrant after giving a speech at a hotel in Los Angeles. Sirhan was found guilty and was sentenced to death. Sirhan said that he fell under the influence and was brainwashed into doing the crime. He was never executed and still remains in prison. There are many conspiracy theories and inconsistency s. These might lead people to believe that there could have been a second shooter, there was a women in polka-dots that also conspired many questions to be asked about the case, also SIrhan claims he was hypnotized into doing it so who was "hypnotizing" him into committing the crime.
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Whenever they are assassinations it always has a tidal affect that effects the country especially if it involves powerful leaders such as the presidents. These assassinations definitely had profound effects on the country. The MLK assassination just deepened the civil rights rift within america and created even more hostility. While the RFK assassination triggered the need for the CIA to protect all of the future presidents from these violent crimes. Whenever a situation occurs like this, it changes many laws and political aspects of the country because the another person steps in to finish the job. Changes much of the inner workings of the government official and political functions. Other changes is the presidents have stricter security rules, not opening windows, not riding in open cars. The family has lifetime coverage or protection to keep them safe. So overall things like this change historical events in major ways.
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