The assassination of President John F. Kennedy puzzles and disturbs the American public today as much as it did in 1963. Of the millions of Americans now living who can recall the events that began on November 22, 1963, most remember exactly what they were doing when they heard about the shooting of the President. It was that kind of moment - painful, terrifying and beyond rationality. With its powerful, energetic, young president gone, the country was bound together in mourning. Though many different theories on his assassination exist, some seem to make more sense than others, and I intend to explain thoroughly the my theory, by my opinion, what I consider to be the most likely of theories floating around.
This is the information I got from the CBS movie "That Day in November" with Dan Rather. On November 22, 1963, President and Mrs. Kennedy were in Dallas, Texas, trying to win support in a state that Kennedy had barely carried in 1960.
On his way to a luncheon in downtown Dallas, Kennedy and his wife sat in an open convertible at the head of a motorcade. Lyndon Johnson was two cars behind the president, and Texas Governor John B. Connally and his wife were sitting with the Kennedy's. The large crowds were enthusiastic.
As the motorcade approached an underpass, two shots were fired in succession. One bullet passed through the president's neck and struck Governor Connally in the back. The other bullet struck the president in the head. The bullets that killed Kennedy were fired from a sixth-story window of a nearby warehouse. That afternoon, Lee Harvey Oswald, who was employed in the warehouse, was arrested in a Dallas movie theater and charged with the murder of a police officer. Two days later, as the suspect was being...