John F Kennedy Assassination
The official investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy was conducted by the Warren Commission over a 10-month period, and its report was published in September 1964, with the commissioners concluding that the assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza. According to some polls, about 70% to 90% of the American public do not accept some of the basic conclusions of the Warren Commission, and this skepticism was shared by some prominent government officials including those who served on the Warren Commission itself.
A later official investigation by the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) was conducted from 1976 to 1979, when it concluded that Kennedy was assassinated "probably... as a result of a conspiracy".
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. A member of the politically prominent Irish-American Kennedy family, he is considered an icon of American liberalism. During World War II, he was cited for exceptional bravery and heroism while rescuing a fellow sailor in the South Pacific.
Kennedy served his home state of Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress during 1947-60, as both a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. He was elected President in 1960, in one of the closest elections in history.
Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Official investigations later determined Lee Harvey Oswald to be the culprit. His assassination is considered to be a defining moment in U.S. history because of its traumatic impact on the nation, its impact on the political history of the ensuing decades, Kennedy's status as an icon for a new generation of Americans and American aspirations, and for the mystery and allegations of conspiracy that surround it.
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