The Assassination of JFK

By Josue Sanchez

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What Happened on November 22, 1963?

November 22, 1963 would be the last day John F. Kennedy would ever see the world again. On that day, President John F. Kennedy arrived in Dallas, Texas for his Reelection Campaign. After his whole presentation, President Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline, and Governor Conally were in a limousine riding through the Dallas Motorcade when disaster struck!


While the car was driving, shots were fired at the President. The first shot was a miss. The second shot went through the president's neck and through the governor's back. The president quickly reacted by raising his arms. Jacqueline ( who was sitting next to him) thought something was wrong and asked him if anything was wrong, then out of nowhere, blood splatter all over her. The third shot had hit Kennedy in the head. The first Lady then screamed in fear and shock. She climbed out of her seat and the Secret Service men behind their car jumped on. People all over the U.S. were confused and shocked. What had happened?

Zapruder Film Slow Motion (HIGHER QUALITY)

What Happened Next?

Immediately, the President was rushed to the closest hospital, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Downtown Dallas. He was sent by ambulance to the Emergency Room. Dr.Charles James "Jim" Carrico was the doctor that was available to treat him. After hours of trying ever posibble way to help him, Caricco and the other doctors finally said he had died. He was pronounced dead at 1:00 p.m.
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Who was the shooter?

Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was the sniper who assassinated JFK. Oswald was a former U.S. Marine who defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959. He lived in the Soviet Union until June 1962, at which time he returned to the United States. Oswald was initially arrested for the murder of police officer , J. D. Tippit, who was killed on a Dallas street approximately 45 minutes after President Kennedy was shot. Oswald would later be charged with the assassination of President Kennedy as well but denied shooting anybody, claiming he was innocent.
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Conclusion

This day, November 22, 1963 shocked the U.S. forever. May John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America, rest in peace. Let us forgot that terrifying, tragic moment that happened on that day.

Bibliography

"Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)." Presidential Administration Profiles for Students. Student Resource Center - Junior.Gale.


"Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)." DISCovering Biography. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resource Center - Junior. Gale. Smithfield Middle, 28 Oct. 2014