Kennedy Assasination

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November 22, 1963, the day that most Americans alive at the time will remember

forever. It is a day when one of the most loved Presidents of the United States of America

was shot and killed. President Kennedy was an inspirational president, a motivational speaker

and a devoted father. His assassination is one of many unanswered questions and many

peculiar events, and many Americans would like the truth. Almost everyone in the nation

does not agree with the official report on the incident and eventually the truth will come out.

The Kennedy Assassination was caused by key members of the nation's government,

including former President Johnson.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States was the

youngest man and the first Roman Catholic ever elected to the presidency. He was born in

Brooklyn, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917, to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Joseph Kennedy

was a successful business man (made millions) and politician (head of the Securities and

Exchange Commission and ambassador to Great Britain).

Rose Kennedy was the mother of

nine children and John was the second oldest.

John Kennedy graduated from Harvard University in 1940 and published an expansion

of his senior thesis entitled Why England Slept, a book on Britain's lack of preparedness for

World War II. Kennedy joined the Navy in 1941 and was assigned to a PT boat squadron

late in 1942. While on patrol near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, the boat he

commanded was sunk by the Japanese. Kennedy rescued several of his crewmen and was

awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and for being wounded, the Purple Heart. He

was discharged in early 1945.

After John Kennedy return to Boston he successfully ran for the United States House

of Representatives in 1946 and in 1952...