• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Conspiracy Theory

Extracts from this document...


Conspiracy Theory 1 & 2 Some people think that the Mafia were part of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. There are a few reasons for the Mafia wanting him dead and don't forget they are Organised crime so it is possible. A reason for the Mafia wanting John F. Kennedy dead may have been that his brother Robert Kennedy was the attorney general and he wanted to take action against the more influential Mafia bosses. So the Mafia may have thought that if they killed John F. Kennedy there would be a change of administration and a change of attorney general. ...read more.


However after the Cuban missile crisis John F. Kennedy came to a peaceful agreement with the Soviet Union, which meant that the use of force was no longer an option. This meant that the Mafia had to give up hope of regaining Cuba and control of their profitable businesses there. The Mafia were so annoyed about John F. Kennedy not wanting Cuba back because they had very profitable gambling businesses. Also the Mafia had no worries of getting arrested in Cuba because the American government didn't have much control over there so the Mafia could do what they like. ...read more.


4 Lee Harvey Oswald may have been linked with Jack Ruby through David Ferrie. David Ferrie may have recruited Lee Harvey Oswald. David Ferrie also was employed by the Mafia as an adviser for Carlos Marcello and Jack Ruby had connections with the Mafia. This may have meant that Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald were friends or partners. Also Bobby Kennedy had brought a court action against Carlos Marcello so he may have hired Jack Ruby to help Lee Harvey Oswald with the assassination. However Jack Ruby was in financial trouble so he may have killed Lee Harvey Oswald for money or was forced to by his boss. ?? ?? ?? ?? Leo Thornton 9BGJ History ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE USA 1941-80 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE USA 1941-80 essays

  1. Why is President John F Kennedy such a famous and controversial figure in history?

    The historian would have researched this particular topic and made an objective account. Making the source reliable and valid. Source C is a balanced account intended to inform with accurate information. However the source has limitations which were unsuccessful. Comparing this source doesn't make out his in an exceptional man.

  2. The JFK assassination.

    he had been assigned guard duty to move Oswald out of the station that morning. Ruby had been standing behind police officer Harrison just before he shot Oswald. Dallas Police Department Sergeant Patrick Dean, who was reportedly a close ally of the Dallas Mafia boss Joe Civello, had allegedly reassigned

  1. The USA 1941 - 80 : The Divided Union.

    This revelation was crucial. * Nixon appointed a Special Prosecutor to investigate Watergate (Archibald Cox). * Both Cox and Washington Judge Siricca, demanded Nixon hands over the tape recording for the period before and after the break-in, and especially for 18 June.

  2. Do you consider the murder of President Kennedy to have been committed by Lee ...

    I would have to go with the 77% and have my own speculations about the report and there are a lot more reasonable theories that would make more sense and that have considered all the evidence that was known.

  1. John F. Kennedy

    "Kennedy survived, and because of his heroism he saved the lives of his crew."9 Kennedy himself is very proud of his time spent in the Navy. "I can imagine a no more rewarding career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his

  2. Personal Log : The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The authors Fursenko and Naftali put forward the view that both John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev were taking a huge risk when they brought the world to the brink of a nuclear war. They even speculate that the missile crisis inspired President Kennedy's assassination and brought Khrushchev's political career to an end.

  1. JFK - John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

    Another major problem Kennedy faced was the missile crises in Cuba. Since 1959 Cuba had been a communist country, led by Fidel Castro. Cuba is very close to the U.S.A. If communists decide to put missiles in Cuba, this would be another major problem for Kennedy to deal with.

  2. Was John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald alone or was there more ...

    James Richard Worrell, a senior high school student who had lived in Dallas for 12 years and was employed at El Capitan Oil Drilling at the time of the assassination, states in his testimony that he heard four shots 'right in succession'7 and that he looked up and saw the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work