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John F. Kennedy assassination
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in 1917 and he entered the office of the president in 1960.
He became a very popular president, even if he was verycontroversial.
His popularity was due to is youth, his dynamism, his incarnation of peace hope, during a very difficult period of the history, the cold war..
However, his politic was seen as useless towards thespread of communism. Indeed, not only during the Cuba crisis, but during the Vietnam war too, Kennedy was seen as an incompetent president.
It's in this context that, in 1963, he went to Dallas inTexas in preparation for his re-election.
Kennedy had decided to visit Dallas on the 22 November 1963 in order to prepare his re-election, but this destination was very risky because, the city wasnot really in favour of Kennedy's ideas.
But, this day the city was calm and the people were friendly and enthusiastic. At the end of the ride, 3 gunshot had been fired, and president Kennedy hadbeen injured and died.
Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested an hour and 20 minutes after the assassination for killing a Dallas police officer. Oswald resisted, attempting to shoot the arresting officer,with a pistol, and was struck and forcibly restrained by the police. Then, He was charged with the murder of Kennedy . Oswald denied shooting anyone and claimed that he was arrested because he hadlived in the Soviet Union. Oswald's case never came to trial because two days later, while being escorted to a car for transfer he was shot and killed by Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby.(November 24,1963 )
In 1964, the Warren Commission (The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy ) concluded that there was no persuasive evidence that Oswald was involved in aconspiracy to assassinate the President, and stated their belief that he acted alone. Critics, even before the publication of the official government conclusions, suggested a conspiracy was behind the...