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#3-Picture 3

May 16, 2008

This is a striking picture for not only Americans, but for people all around the world. November 22, 1963. This is a date that will be remembered in the eyes and hearts of many as a day that a true peace keeper, and one of the only good presidents we have ever had, (yes, George W. Bush isn’t one of them), passed away. President Kennedy wanted to completely annihilate the CIA. He believed that it did more bad than good, that it had too much power, and that it should therefore be shut down. He was also on the verge of taking out all the troops from the Vietnam War. This would of saved millions of American soldiers. He was however shot, straight in the head, as we can see in the snapshot of the event. First, he was shot in the neck raising his arms high. Then in the back, and finally in the front of the head. In the picture, we can see the final shot has taken place and his wife is panicking, along with the people watching that are ducking and hiding. 

 

#3-Post 3

April 30, 2008

This is a pretty interesting picture. The has to be in a time of social and political decline, probably during the Vietnam War. By looking at the people around the body we can conclude that they are students from college. During the Vietnamese era, students of Kentucky State were killed by guardsmen who were being thrown rocks at and verbally taunted. Honestly, I don’t know if this is a picture from that horrible event. If it is, that would explain the back round which looks like a big school campus. Also, in the Kentucky State event, I believe the students were shot when they encountered a hill. We can see a small hill in the back. What I can’t understand though is the reaction of the other students. One of them seems sad, most likely a friend of the deceased, while the others are either looking somewhere else or just plainly ignoring the dead student. If you ask me, that’s not normal behavior.