John F. Kennedys Assassination

Devin Fernandez

Some details about JFK

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United states of America. He was 43 years old when he was elected president, the youngest man in the USA to be elected president. He was born in Brooklyn, Mass.

What happened

John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. President Johnson appointed the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination. It found out that the killer, acting alone, was 24-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald. No motive was established. Speculation about the assassination persisted, however. In 1979 a special congressional committee concluded that “probably” Kennedy had been the victim of a conspiracy but that Oswald's bullet had killed the president.

When and where

John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He was driving through Dallas, Texas to promote harmony between warring factions of the Democratic Party. John F. Kennedy was in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas when he was shot in the head and then died one hour later. There are theories that the shooter was in the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository.

Why and how

Many think he was assassinated because he was reconstructing the CIA so it could no longer be used by the ruling powers to carry out foreign and domestic terrorism. He was shot without people knowing because everyone was looking at John F. Kennedy and no one was looking at the area where the shooter was.

Why was this an important event in American history

So why was this an important American event? John F. Kennedy was a good president. He worked with the civil rights a lot, he did well while dealing with the Cuban Missile Crises, and lots of other stuff to. And assassinating people is illegal. So that drew a lot of attention. And if he stayed president for a few more years, America might have been better today.

JFK Assassination Footage with Dallas DPD Sound