JFK was murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald alone...

Essay by Dorsch34University, Bachelor's December 2003

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With this year being the 40th anniversary of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, I decided to look into this area and try to unveil for myself (and for this paper) what is the so-called "controversy" or "conspiracy" that everyone talks about when this topic is brought up. Through several books, other research papers, websites, videos, and the Warren Commission Report, I seem to find myself spinning my wheels in this "conspiracy" of how and why the President of the United States was murdered. But I have come to the conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald murdered the President of the United States back in 1963. A conspiracy did not murder him.

People have argued over the years that the murder of President John F. Kennedy was a conspiracy and that Lee Harvey Oswald was not the only man involved in the shooting. In fact, 70% of Americans believe that John F.

Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy. People have speculated that the CIA was involved. People have speculated on how even Vice President Lyndon Johnson was involved. There have been contradicting eyewitness accounts on the actual shooting itself. However, in the last 40 years, there has not been a single piece of credible evidence to prove a conspiracy killed John F. Kennedy.

Robert Dallek, author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, in an interview with ABC News, says it's inconceivable that a conspiracy could have been kept secret for four decades. "...Given a society like ours, which is so open in so many ways and so porous...I know that millions and millions of people in this country believe that there was a conspiracy because, I think, it's very difficult for them to accept the idea that someone as inconsequential as Oswald could have killed someone as consequential as Kennedy,"...