“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” said by a remarkable man. The sudden assassination of an extraordinary leader, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He was assassinated on the 22nd of November, 1963; which was considered a phenomenal and appaling factor in history. Many questions still remain to this subject such as, Why was he so important? Why was he killed? And what were the effects of his death? This essay will provide an answer for each of these questions. (Brainy Quotes, JFK)On the noon of a normal Friday; president Kennedy was riding through Dealey Plaza in his motorcade. All of a sudden a gun shot was fired; which fatally pierced through his neck.
The killer was confirmed to be a former US marine, Lee Harvey Oswald. It was concluded that he acted alone in the assassination; also believed to be a cover-up to prevent critical information from being exposed. JFK was planning to release classified FBI files to the public because he believed they deserved to know the truth about what the government was hiding and to stop him from doing so, he was ardently assassinated. (Who killed JFK) (The Sun Patrick Knox) (December 4 2017)Kennedy was seen as a heroic figure worldwide; as a result of him taking a stand for what he believed in. An example of this is when he banned the nuclear test and initiated an alliance; On August 5, 1963 representatives of different countries around the world joined together to unanimously agree on the Nuclear Ban Treaty. It was signed three months before his assassination.
This prohibited the testing of nuclear weapons in certain environments such as; outer space, underwater and in the atmosphere. It was considered a giant step in the control of nuclear weapons; because it was believed that the nuclear arms race was reaching a dangerous level. A written biography states the following ”John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.
S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963 April 27, 2017”.
(JFK, biography.com) (A&E Networks Television) (JFK, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation)The Effects of his death were brutal. A few days after JFK’s death a chain of abhorrent events would take place. Lee Oswald would be shot to death on live television as an act of retribution however; Oswald who had lived in Russia for three years was murdered while moving in between prisons; two days after Kennedy’s death. Riots proceeded to break out, former vice president, Lyndon B.
Johnson was to be elected as the new president of the United States. The Americans would be in great depression and despondency after the death of their beloved president. The society would go back to being corrupt and fraudulent, due to its government. His death would also change American politics for times to come; Kennedy was in administration of things when he was murdered.
He advocated tax cuts in February 1963; which was then delayed to congress. (Washington Examiner, Michael Barone) (Ranker.com, Phil Gibbons)In conclusion JFK was a hero to all Americans. He fought for what he believed in and died doing so. He was included in the nuclear ban treaty; which stabilized the use of nuclear weapons. He was assassinated because he felt the people deserved to know what the government was hiding; as well as because he fought for the power of the people and his nation. Not many presidents do this nowadays as a result of corruptancy and the results of doing so; would lead to governments killing them as a way of silencing their voice. This also concludes why he was so important, why he was killed and the effects of his death.
JFK will have an everlasting effect in the world, he purified the society, fought for the people and against the government as well as changed American history forever; “Gone but never forgotten”. (Philip Margolin, April 2008)