Death of a President
The following year, Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while campaigning in Texas. On November, 22, 1963 Kennedy sat in the back of a convertible car waving to a crowd as he was shot once in the upper back and then shot a second time in the head. At that particular time, Kennedy was wearing a back brace. It was because of this brace that he did not fall forward into the seat after being shot the first time. Had he not been wearing it, he may have survived the first shot and been out of sight for the second shot ("JFK: A presidency," 2003). In the end, Kennedy’s foreboding sense that the end was nigh was correct. He was successful in living his life to the fullest, and accomplishing great things. We have him to thank for saving the world from a worldwide nuclear holocaust. His honor and virtue have been etched into history and have earned him international renown and respect including his once Soviet rival, Khrushchev. Kennedy’s Presidency remains one of the most successful, if not the most successful Presidency of all time.