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Many people now belive that the assassination of J.F.K. was a conspiracy. Before J.F.K. was assassinated Oswald was seen eating lunch in the Book Depository.

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History Essay Q4 Many people now belive that the assassination of J.F.K. was a conspiracy.Before J.F.K. was assassinated Oswald was seen eating lunch in the Book Depository. At 12:30 J.F.K. was shot and at 12:31 Oswald was stopped by a policeman on the second floor of the book depository. He was also seen in the canteen and he not out of breath. More precautions should have been taken to prevent President Kennedy's death. The root that the drive in the car took was bad because he should have continued straight down the road he was travelling along, but instead he slowed down to 11 mph and went round a twisting road in front of lots of tall buildings where an assassin could be hiding. Fletcher Prouty was the person in charge of security for J.F.K. but he was sent to the South Pole. This meant that none of the usual security precautions were taken. If he had of stayed then windows in the tall buildings would have been shut there would have been secret service agents around and there would have been a unit of soldiers. ...read more.

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Jean Hill a schoolteacher who was standing near the presidents car at the time of the shooting said 'I heard four to six shots. They weren't echoes or anything like that. They were different guns being fired'. Carolyn Arnold said she had seen Oswald on the second floor eating lunch about a quarter of an hour before the shooting. From the magic bullet theory we can learn that it is not credible because it made seven wounds in Kennedy and Connally. This is not possible because the bullet would have lost momentum after going through Kennedy. The magic bullet theory can again be proved wrong because the bullet was found in pristine condition. When tests were conducted and a bullet was fired through a wrist of a corpse the front of it was flattened and look defaced. Kennedy was wounded in his neck, in his back and in his head. Howard Brennan's evidence is not that credible because he had poor eyesight by claimed he saw a slender white male, approximately 30 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 165-170 pounds, this is not credible because it is all too detailed for a man with poor eyesight. ...read more.

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From the media coverage we can learn that something odd was going on because after a few hours papers had pictures of Oswald and his life story claiming he was the assassin. Reconstructions of the killing were carried out. These were not successful at reconstructing the guns firing capabilities because no riflemen could fire the gun and aim at a target within the time required. They also had an advantage because they were only 30 feet above the ground where' as Oswald was said to have shot from the 6th floor was 60 feet above the ground. Oswald was killed on live T.V. by Jack Ruby a nightclub owner. He claimed he murdered Oswald out of grief and so Mrs Kennedy wouldn't have to go through the trial. Oswald's arrest was suspicious because the police knew who he was too quickly and then knew he was at the cinema. Conclusion I think that the security services were responsible for the assassination because Fletcher Poutry who was head of security was sent away when J.F.K. was visiting. I also think that the driver of the car had something to do with the assassination for the route he took and the fact that he slowed down to 11mph. I think that all my evidence points to the direct involvement of the security services. ...read more.

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