Who Killed JFK?
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Who Killed JFK?Kennedys Assassination
Background as PresidentELECTION OF 1960: Many people questioned Kennedys experience- youngest president at age 43. First televised presidential debate- 70 million viewers thought that Kennedy won. Radio listeners Nixon won. Kennedy won by the slimmest of margins- won by 119,000 out of 69 million. First Catholic President
JFKs AccomplishmentsNEW FRONTIER- improve economy, aid the poor and speed up the space program.1961- Housing Act- Increased the federal minimum wage.1962 - JFK proposed tax break to help economy. Authorized invasion of Cuba to overthrow Communist dictator, Fidel Castro
Kennedy is AssassinatedNovember 22, 1963- President in Dallas, TX.Traveling in motorcade through downtown Dallas.Bullets rang out from the Texas School Book Depository.President is struck twice- once through neck, next in the back of the head.Governor Connelly is also wounded
JFKs AssassinationThe prime suspect was Lee Harvey Oswald, a former marine and supporter of Fidel Castro.Two days later, Oswald was murdered by Jack Ruby, a nightclub owner.The Warren Commission was in charge of the assassination investigation. They determined that Oswald had acted alone.
JFK Conspiracy TheoriesConspiracy: an evil & unlawful plan formulated in secret; plot There are many arguments that JFKs assassination was a conspiracy.After watching these video clips, you will have to write a 2 paragraph response in which you argue your own opinions on the assassination.You must support your theory with evidence so pay attention and be ready to share the details!
JFK Conspiracy Theories - FACTS
Shots were fired from Texas School Book Depository Weapon was a military rifle2.3 seconds required to operate rifle between shotsOswald never testified or gave his storyOswald was a member of the Fair play for Cuba OrganizationZapruder film is the only known video taken at the scene (released to public in 1975) Shots took place between 6-9 seconds9 bullet wounds total (4 = JFK; 5 = Connelly) Assassination records will be declassified in 2029
JFK Conspiracy Theories - UNKNOWN
Autopsy never released; investigation used medical drawingsKennedys brain was never foundWas Governor Connelly shot with the same bullet as JFK?Ruby & Oswalds relationshipWas the fatal shot fired from the front or back?Was there more than one shooter?Inconsistency between witnesses and investigationThe Pristine Bullet
Witness AccountsJean Hill: a woman who told of seeing a Grassy Knoll shooter, of seeing Jack Ruby in Dealey Plaza, and of being intimidated by phony "Secret Service agents" in the minutes following the assassination Beverly Oliver: who claims to have seen Oswald and Ruby together in the Carousel Club, and to have photographed the assassination in Dealey Plaza (with the FBI confiscating the film). Robert Morrow: who claims to have been a CIA agent, and to have supplied weapons for the shooters in Dealey Plaza Gordon Arnold: claimed to have been on the Grassy Knoll during the shooting, to have heard a shot whiz past his left ear, and to have been confronted by a man who confiscated his camera 10 witnesses claim to have seen a grassy knoll shooterPresident Johnson: After office, claimed more than one shooter
JFK Conspiracy TheoriesWarren Commission: single gunmen - OswaldMagic bullet: There was more than one gun and more than one shooterOswald: ties to communism and the mobCIA: used bogus evidence, tried to abduct tapes, and faked autopsy photosU.S. Government: wanted more profit from Vietnam and knew VP Johnson would do itJack Ruby: ties to the mob, worked with Oswald and said he knew too much
Who Killed JFK?Based on all the information and video clips, your homework tonight is analyze Kennedys assassination.Must be 2 paragraphs longIn YOUR opinion, who killed JFK?Use evidence to back up your opinion.There is no right or wrong answer remember, no one knows exactly what happened.