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Kristen Simon US History 2 Final Paper John F. Kennedy Theories and Conspiracies Kristen Simon US History 2
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Kristen Simon US History 2 Final Paper The Assassination of John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. The assassination is one of the most controversial cases in American History. There are so many different theories as to what happened that it’s practically impossible to know what the actual truth is anymore. One of the, more or less, main theories is that Lee Harvey Oswald was the person who shot Kennedy. There are even different theories about the Oswald theory. There are people who believe that Oswald was the only gunman who took part in the shooting and then there are people who believe that Oswald was just part of a bigger conspiracy plan and even people who think that Oswald was not involved at all.
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Kristen Simon US History 2 Final Paper One man who believed that Oswald was in this alone was Jerry Organ. In an essay “The Oswald Agenda” by Organ, he clearly states that Oswald’s motive was more or less due to politics. Oswald was a very strong communist and truly believed in everything they stood for. Even as he was being arrested for the assassination he was asking to be represented by a lawyer who was known for representing Communists. Also Oswald had attempted another assassination before JFK’s. It was on General Walker on April 10, 1963, but it was a failure. He was known for speaking out against Fidel Castro, and considering Oswald was following Castro he did not like what Walker had to say. Oswald was trying to do things to impress Castro and the Havana but Oswald was rejected at the Cuban embassy in Mexico City early in October. Organ believes that even though Oswald was thought to “like” President Kennedy, by assassinating him he would be showing Castro what a good
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Russel during the Spring '08 term at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

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