John F. Kennedy was elected as a young president and he took the post with vigor, and this was a turning point in the history of the United States (Kaplan, 2004). Through this the president was able to capture the minds of the younger generation and urged them to engage in civics and fight for their rights. John F. Kennedy as a result did not make major political achievements because of his stand.
Despite all this, John F. Kennedy still remains to be a profound legend and his legacy still exists. The president John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he was preparing for his next presidential campaign in November 1963. He had not yet announced his candidacy even though it seemed obvious that he would be re-elected for another term in office (Mills, 1988).
The assassination of J.F. Kennedy is a turning point, as the person behind his murder did so because of conspiracy reasons and the murder was planned by powerful people. Many people in America still believe that the assassination was conducted by some powerful individuals in the government and it was covered up (Kaplan, 2004). John F. Government secrecy has continued pertaining to the assassination of the former president where the key witnesses died mysteriously. Kennedy had plans to alter powers of the Central Intelligence Unit by limiting them and also not to engage Vietnam.
Essential and Necessary Events Preceding the Turning Point
Before his assassination, J F. Kennedy had become very successful politically after the end of World War Two. He became elected to the House of Representatives in 1946 and was later re-elected. He won the senate seat in 1952 and was re-elected in 1958 before finally becoming the president in 1960. John F. Kennedy was assassinated at the age of forty six, before he completed his first term of office as the president in the United States of America (Mills, 1988).
The assassination of John F. Kennedy ended the optimism among the young people in America who admired his energy as a result of being youthful. He became the thirty fifth President in America at the age of forty three, and as a result he became the youngest president to hold the office in the United States of America. Up to date, he remains to be one of the most-loved presidents in the history of the United States.
Events Following the Turning Point
The commission that was set to inquire into the death of John F. Kennedy relied on the Federal Bureau of Investigations to conduct investigations into the death of the president. The Warren commission was a huge blow to the American people who had expected to know who had assassinated the president Kennedy. The commission did not act in good faith in the investigations as it had been entrusted to discover the full truth (Kaplan, 2004). The Federal Bureau of Investigations was not to be involved in establishing the reasons behind the death of Kennedy, which the Warrens Commission had realized and instead opted to use them.
There were some events that became possible after the assassination of the president John F. Kennedy.Some powerful forces in the government were set to benefit as a result of the assassination of the president John F. Kennedy. As a result, evidence that showed the president had been murdered was forged and some fake investigations were launched (Kaplan, 2004).
After his death, the United States engaged its military personnel in Vietnam to defeat the revolutionary movement. During the reign of John F. Kennedy such thing could not have happened. The Vietnam War up to date continues to be a top secret in the United States defense department (Kaplan, 2004).
- Kaplan, H. S. (2004). John F. Kennedy. New York, N.Y: DK Pub.
- Mills, J. (1988). John F. Kennedy. New York: F. Watts.