John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our nations 35th President, was assassinated on November 22, 1963.He died at the age of 46.He was the youngest man elected President and the youngest to die in office.
John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917.He graduated from Harvard University in 1940 and entered into the United States Navy.In 1943 his boat was sank by a Japanese destroyer.He assumed command and led the survivors through the water to safety despite his serious injuries (John F. Kennedy: Thirty-Fifth President).
Returning from the war, he initiated his political career by becoming a Democratic Congressman.In time, he eventually moved his way up the political ladder to a Senate position by 1953.In 1960 he was running for President of the United States.In the popular vote, Kennedy won the election by a narrow margin and became our nations 35th President.
Only little over two and a half years in office, Kennedy was in Dallas on that fatal day to mend political fences between liberal and conservative Democrats (Livingstone, Groden 11).Some people believe that someone lured him to Dallas that day.And within that belief, there are several "someone's" that may apply.All depending entirely on whom you talk to.This is just one example of how so many theories have been formulated since the incident.
At the time of the assassination, President Kennedy was in his presidential limousine on Elm Street in Dallas, Texas, participating in a motorcade.The motorcade route was lined with hundreds of spectators, all anticipating the arrival of the President.
Witnesses say that they heard three shots fired and that they or some of them came from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building and throughout Dealey Plaza.Many of the onlookers captured the tragic moment on film, but one particular person provided the cleanest footage.An amateur photograph…