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November 22, 1963 was a tragic day in American history, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

President Kennedy, commonly regarded to as JFK, was campaigning in Dallas, Texas, for the upcoming presidential election. He stressed campaigning in Texas and Florida in order to secure his victory. Unfortunately, some had other plans. Lee Harvey Oswald was deemed responsible for the assassination of JFK. Oswald sniped him while JFKwas travelling in an open car, nearly killing him. Everyone in the area panicked and fled as the driver of Kennedy’s vehicle rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, there was too much damage, and he was pronounced dead two hours after the incident.

Oswald was discovered and arrested. However, as Oswald was transferring from police headquarters to county jail he was shot by point blank by Jack Ruby, a local nightclub owner. Ruby was clearly upset that JFK was assassinated, but prevented authorities from discovering Oswald’s motives. It is speculated that Oswald disagreed with JFK’s policies and did not want him to re-elected as the President. On a larger scale, conspiracy theorists have accused up to 240 people of either being involved or responsible for the assassination.

The untimely death of President Kennedy changed the nation. It altered what could of happened for America’s future, as he could not be elected for a second term. How you do believe America could have changed if President Kennedy lived long enough to serve a second term?

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