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Thesis Statement: Because of extensive evidence, I believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone on the day of November 22, 1963 in the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The additional gunman was strategically placed in the grassy knoll area, in order to shoot at Kennedy from a frontal view (Rubinstein 4).

A. Opening Paragraph

Since November 23, 1963, the day after President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated, there have been speculations as to the happenings of November 22, 1963. Along with the Warren Commission, there are hundreds of conspiracies and theories attempting to explain the assassination of Kennedy. Many people agree with the Warren Commission in that Lee Harvey Oswald acted as the lone gunman, while others maintain that another gunman was involved. Because of extensive evidence, I believe that Oswald did not act alone on November 22, 1963 in the assassination of Kennedy. The additional gunman was strategically placed in the grassy knoll area, in order to shoot at Kennedy from a frontal view (Rubinstein 4).

B. Warren Commission (Refutation)

1. The Warren Commission was a team of people chosen to examine the assassination of John F. Kennedy (Rubinstein 2).

a. Give a brief summary of the Warren Commission's account.

2. Many people agree with the Warren Commission in that Lee Harvey Oswald is the lone gunman.

a. Give evidence as to why they agree.

b. Tell why this evidence is wrong.

C. The Grassy Knoll (Reason)

1. The grassy knoll was an area on the left side of Elm Street, where President Kennedy was shot (Hurt insert page).

a. Give more general information on the grassy knoll area.

2. The grassy knoll, when the shooting began, was positioned in front of Kennedy's limousine (Rubinstein 4).

a. Describe the "head snap" of John F. Kennedy.

D. More Than One Gunman (Reason)

1. Often, it is concluded that a lone gunman couldn't have made the shots in the short seconds of the shooting (Rubinstein 4).

a. It appears that President Kennedy and Governor Connally were injured by two different shots (Hurt 63).

b. Describe the abilities of Oswald's gun (Hurt 63).

E. Witnesses on the Grassy Knoll (Reason)

1. Several eyewitnesses to President Kennedy's assassination, which were present in the grassy knoll area, testify to the fact that a shot was made from the grassy knoll area.

a. Gordon Arnold was standing in the grassy knoll area when he was asked to move over a little. Just as he stepped away he felt a bullet nearly hit his left ear (Hurt 111).

b.

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