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November 22nd, 1963, 11:40AM, John F. Kennedy arrives at Dallas, Texas his presence is overwhelming, over a third of Dallas policeman are assigned to protect him from the parade of people that welcomed him. That day, Kennedy was expected to win over Dallas, Texas. Even though he had not formally announced his running for a second term, he was determined and confident about his chances for re-election. One of his aims for Texas was to bring democrats together. He was also aware of a small but vocal group of extremists were contributing to the political tensions in Texas and would most likely make their opinions known; particularly in Dallas. Nonetheless, John F. Kennedy was prepared to take on the U.S. 
There is reason to believe that Kennedy’s recent dealings with foreign countries did not satisfy Lee H. Oswald, giving him motive to assassinate the president of the United States. Now not too long before Kennedy’s assassination, the president was dealing with Cuba and the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union were in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff. This was due to the Soviet Union putting their nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores. It might sound like a random attack on the United States but, the Soviet Union had reason to arranging their missiles in Cuba. The U.S. attempted to overthrow the Castro regime in Cuba known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. The U.S. failed this invasion and in July 1962, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev made a secret agreement with Fidel Castro to place Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba to avoid any future invasion attempts. 
Construction of several missile sites began in the late summer of 1962, but during surveillance flights, the U.S. found evidence of Soviet military build-ups in Cuba. On September 4th, 1962, Kennedy issued a public warning against the weapons found in Cuba. Even though a warning was given, on October 14th a U.S. aircraft took several pictures showing sites of nuclear missiles under construction in Cuba. When these images were processed and presented to the White House the next day, it started the Cuban Missile Crisis. To consider options that would resolve this crisis, Kennedy called upon his closest advisors. Some advised the U.S. do an air strike to destroy the missiles, followed by an invasion of Cuba, while others favored stern warnings to Cuba and the Soviet Union. The President decided on an in-between. On October 22nd, he ordered a naval “quarantine” of Cuba. He cleverly declared this action as a “quarantine” and not a “blockade” because a blockade assumed a state of war existed. Using the word “quarantine” also allowed the U.S. to receive support of the Organization of American States.
In a TV address on October 22nd, 1962, President Kennedy notified Americans about the missiles, explained his decision to enact a naval “quarantine” around Cuba and clearly stated that  the U.S. was prepared to use military force if needed. After hearing this, people were afraid the world was on the brink of nuclear war. However, war was avoided when the U.S. agreed to Khrushchev’s offer to remove the Cuban missiles in exchange for the U.S. promising not to invade Cuba. 
Now back in 1959 Oswald was desperately trying to be accepted as a citizen into the Soviet Union. He travelled to the Soviet Union after being discharged from the Marine Corps with his self-taught Russian $1,500 saved from his Marine Corps salary. When he finally arrived at Moscow he couldn’t help share his desire to become a Soviet citizen with his intourist guide. Various Soviet officials who found his wish incomprehensible asked why he wanted to become a citizen there. He said he was a communist and referred to the Soviet Union as the Great Soviet Union. The day his visa was to expire, his citizenship application was refused, and he was told he had to leave the Soviet Union that evening. Oswald was distraught and very disappointed to where he gave himself a minor but bloody wound on his left wrist in his hotel room bathtub. This happened very soon before his intourist guide was supposed to escort hum from the country. According to his diary, he wanted to kill himself in a way that would shock the intourist. He was kept in a Moscow hospital under psychiatric care until October 28th, 1959.
On October 31st, Oswald went to the United States embassy in Moscow and declared his desire to have his U.S. citizenship renounced. “I have made up my mind,” he said; “I’m through.” He told the U.S. embassy that he had been a radar operator in the Marine Corps and as a Soviet citizen he would tell them information concerning the Marine Corps and his speciality as he possessed. “Oswald wrote in his diary in January 1961: ‘I am starting to reconsider my desire about staying. The work is drab, the money I get has nowhere to be spent. No nightclubs or bowling alleys, no places of recreation except the trade union dances. I have had enough.’ Shortly afterwards, Oswald (who had never formally renounced his U.S. citizenship) wrote to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow requesting return of his American passport, and proposing to return to the U.S. if any charges against him would be dropped.” Fortunately for Oswald, he met Marina Prusakova, a young pharmacology student in March 1961 and married her in less than six weeks later in April. On May 24th, 1962 Oswald and Marina applied for documents to immigrate to the U.S. They left for the United States and settled in Dallas/Fort Worth where they received less attention from the press than Oswald expected, leaving him disappointed. 
In March 1963, Oswald used the alias “A. Hidell” to make a mail-order purchase of secondhand 6.5mm caliber rifle and a .38 revolver. On April 10th, 1963, Oswald attempted to kill retired U.S. Major General, Edwin Walker. He fired his rifle at Walker through a window and his only injuries were bullet fragments to the arm. Edwin Walker was an outspoken, anti-communist, segregationist, and member of the John Birch Society. We can assume from this that Oswald was not fond of him at all or his beliefs especially with being an anti-communist. Oswald wanted to take him out and failed but this shot proved to many that his loyalty to the Soviet Union and communism were far more greater than his loyalty to America.
Days before Kennedy’s arrival  in Dallas, many local newspapers described the route of the motorcade which passed the Texas School Book Depository. On November 21st Oswald asked his co-worker; Frazier, for what he thought was an unusual mid-week lift, saying he had to pick up some curtain rods. The next morning (the day of the assassination), he returned to Dallas with Frazier. Before leaving he left behind $170 and his wedding ring but took a large paper bag that Frazier assumed contained the curtain rods. The Warren Commission concluded that the package of “curtain rods” actually was the rifle that Oswald was going to use for the assassination.
As Kennedy’s motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza at about 12:30 p.m. on November 22nd, Oswald fired three rifle shots from the sixth-floor window of the book depository, killing the President and seriously wounding Texas Governor John Connally. One shot apparently missed the presidential limousine entirely, another struck both Kennedy and Connally, and a third bullet struck Kennedy in the head, killing him. 
Almost immediately after Kennedy’s death, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the new president of the United States. Johnson could not stay quiet about the assassination so he issued an executive order that created The Warren Commission to investigate the murder. The commission concluded that Oswald did this all on his own and the Warren Report could not ascribe any one motive or group of motives. They simply put it as so:
“It is apparent, however, that Oswald was moved by an overriding hostility to his environment. He does not appear to have been able to establish meaningful relationships with other people. He was perpetually discontented with the world around him. Long before the assassination he expressed his hatred for American society and acted in protest against it. Oswald’s search for what he conceived to be the perfect society was doomed from the start. He sought for himself a place in history—a role as the ‘great man’ who would be recognized as having been in advance of his times. His commitment to Marxism and communism appears to have been another important factor in his motivation. He also had demonstrated a capacity to act decisively and without regard to the consequences when such action would further his aims of the moment. Out of these and the many other factors which may have molded the character of Lee Harvey Oswald there emerged a man capable of assassinating President Kennedy.”

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Many conspiracy theorists believe Kennedy’s assassination was a thought out plan of the FBI. They believe Lee H. Oswald was a patsy. That he fit the description perfectly for someone who would want to murder the president. Although some of these theories may be convincing, it is obvious Oswald was not a patsy and his past and beliefs were motive to assassinate. He was an ex-Marine who couldn’t stand the thought of a democratic, anti-communist country like America and Mr. John F. Kennedy himself. Oswald wanted to remove the head of the United States just as he attempted to do to the president.