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

This project is all about the assassination of John.F.Kennedy, the former President of the USA.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Introduction This project is all about the assassination of John.F.Kennedy, the former President of the USA. Kennedy was cruelly assassinated on the 22nd of November 1963; whilst touring through Dallas to make a speech to local officials and leading business men at a local Trade Mart. Throughout the project I will be examining the evidence I have collected, finding out who was supposed to of done the killing + their motive for it then make my own opinions and conclusions on who I think was to blame. I will also be telling you about Kennedy's life as president. Before the President arrived in Texas Arrangements had initially been made for the President to arrive in Texas and go straight to the Trade Mart but at the last minute the plans were changed. Now the President was to arrive in an open roofed car and drive straight through Dealy Plaza with its many shooting advantages like the Texas School Book Depository and the Grassy Knoll. Suspicious or what? No member of the public could of known about the change of route except people in contact with the Presidents affairs and political relations. This brings the American Government and the mafia into the spotlight. What did they have to do with this and why would they change the route of the Presidents car? ...read more.

Middle

What did he have to hide? One thing might have been his identity as a fake I.D card was taken from him when he was arrested. This could well have been his or planted on him to look as if it was. The "Umbrella Man" All of the evidence collected here might make you think that Oswald was the one and only man to blame but as investigations continually took place, more and more evidence came up suggesting that Oswald was not alone. The so-called "Umbrella Man" was seen opening an umbrella which some think could have had a shotgun disguised inside it. Apparently as the Presidents car passed two men the "Umbrella man" pumped his umbrella almost two feet into the air and then lowered it again. At the same time, "the dark-complected man" raised his arm and possibly made a fist. The man with the open umbrella was the only person in Dealey Plaza with an open umbrella. There was no reason for such behaviour since the warm Texas sun was shining at that time. When the "Umbrella man" was identified then questioned he said he was heckling Kennedy but could not un-do the "dratted thing" (umbrella) which explains why he was messing about behind it, he also didn't say why he was heckling Kennedy. ...read more.

Conclusion

This is because of its obscurity and place it was set in. * Oswald had nothing to do with the killing and was merely framed in order for the government to blame someone as likely as themselves. His background, place where he worked and suspected motives for committing the assassination were picked upon and used for condemning him. He was also set up with the fake identity card he was found as having and the photo of him with a gun. * There was a shooter behind the Grassy Knoll as various statements prove. * The "Umbrella Man" had something to do with the assassination though I do not have enough evidence to prove this in full. * The Mafia and the US government had something to do with the murder, as both had likely motives for it (as explained). The government kept dismissing vital evidence and factors in the case, which made them, look guilty. * The suspected parts the Government and the Mafia played: Government- set the assassination up by changing the Presidents motorcade route and by covering up all exposing evidence that would find them guilty. Mafia-carried out the killing by getting the assassins and guns for the murder then set up Oswald to cover their tracks. In other words the Government and the Mafia were to blame. Their actions were suspicious and had the most likely motives for an assassination. ...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. Cuban Missile Crisis Essay

    Both sides acted with restraint in their effort to avoid a nuclear war. The Americans did not react to the loss of the U2, nor did the Soviet react to the U2 flight over Siberia on the same day, nor to the US navy's action in forcing a Soviet submarine to the surface, near their blockade line.

  2. Coursework on the Kennedy Assassination

    Oswald was the only employee of the depository to leave the building. When questioned, he could give no alibi for his whereabouts at the time of the murder. 12. There were several eye witnesses who identified Oswald as the killer of Tippit, 46 minutes after Kennedy's murder.

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

    However JFK suffered from a bad back and Addison's disease, a potentially fatal condition that made him reliant on cortisone injections throughout his political career. His doctors kept this quiet and his state of health was never revealed to general public.

  2. The inaugural speech of John F. Kennedy.

    From paragraph 6 to paragraph 11, the President is addressing to different groups of people, making a series of pledges, thus using "to those..."

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

    than Oswald was quite a distance behind Kennedy and would confirm the impressions of the eyewitnesses in Dealey Plaza. Any tests on the President's brain would have been extremely useful to confirm this theory. But somehow the doctors and medical team at Park Field Memorial Hospital managed to loose the most important man in America's brain.

  2. What can you learn from source B about the assassination of John F Kennedy?

    Source D is a forensic report presented to the Warren Commission. A rifle was found on the 6th floor with Oswald's handprints on the barrel. A statement made by Oswald's wife Marina stated that her husband owned a rifle and when the garage was searched it was found to be missing.

  1. To what extent was Kennedy a great American President?

    Kennedy's commitment to politics as the greatest and most honourable adventure touched and formed a generation of young men and women in the 1960's. They were moved by his aspirations and shaped by his ideals". (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., A historian and special assistant to President Kennedy, writing in 1986.)

  2. John F. Kennedy Assassination Sources Questions

    Her claim to weapons expertise is disconcerting and decidedly suspicious when compared with source J, which says that, "Asked if she (Hill) saw anybody or if anything drew her attention, she said unequivocally 'No'. Somewhat oddly in 1986 she said, "I saw a man fire from behind the wooden fence".

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