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The Kennedy Assassination. November 22, 1963 Friday Dallas, Texas. Clip 1. John F. Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie. JFK. Gov. John Connally (TX). To help local candidates running for office. Attend a fund-raiser for local Democrats. His VP (Johnson) is from Texas.

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The kennedy assassination

The Kennedy Assassination

November 22, 1963

Friday

Dallas, Texas

Clip 1




Jackie

JFK

Gov. John Connally (TX)


Why is kennedy in texas

Why is Kennedy in Texas?

Clip 2, 3


Why might tx be dangerous

  • In 1963 – 400 threats on JFK’s life

  • Texas is (politically) ____________

  • Traditionally, they vote _________

  • JFK is ____________

  • Adlai Stevenson (UN Ambassador) had been in TX and was spit on.

Why Might TX be Dangerous?


Motorcade going from love field through dealey plaza to the trade mart
Motorcade Going from Love Field through Dealey Plaza to the Trade Mart.


Dealey plaza dallas

Love Field

Trade

mart

Dealey Plaza - Dallas



The zapruder film

  • Only film recording of the bullets hitting.

  • Zapruder was a local dressmaker who happened to be filming this event for his daughter.

The Zapruder Film


Zapruder s filming location

Known as the “Grassy Knoll”

Zapruder’s Filming Location




Timeline of major events

  • Friday - November 22, 1963

  • JFK lands at Love Field (Dallas, TX)

  • JFK and motorcade head to Trade Mart

  • 12:30 – Shots fired at JFK

    • Police rush into Book Depository

    • Only employee missing = Oswald

  • 1:00 – JFK pronounced dead

Timeline of Major Events

Clip 6



  • 1:15 – Oswald shoots police officer Tippet

  • 1:50 – Oswald arrested in movie theater

  • Sunday - November 24, 1963

  • 11:00 - Jack Ruby shoots Oswald

    • (on live TV!)

  • Monday – November 25, 1963

    • JFK buried (Arlington Nat. Cemetery)

    • Oswald buried











Timeline cont

  • November 29, 1963

    • Warren Commission created

    • To find out who killed JFK

  • September 24, 1964

    • Warren Commission findings published

Timeline (cont.)



Warren commission says

  • Oswald shot JFK by himself findings in 1964.

  • Shot from the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository

  • Used an old Italian bolt-action rifle

  • Shot THREE bullets; hit JFK with TWO

Warren Commission says…..


Warren commission says1

Warren Commission says…

Magic Bullet Proof


  • 1969 findings in 1964.

    • District Attorney Jim Garrison (of New Orleans) tries Clay Shaw for the murder of JFK

    • Only trial brought in the assassination

    • Clay Shaw found not guilty.


  • 1976 – 79 findings in 1964.

    • House Select Committee on Assassinations

    • Case re-opened

    • JFK was “probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy.”

    • Oswald still blamed as shooter.

    • No other person named!


  • 1982 findings in 1964.

    • Acoustical Report

    • National Academy of Science to review auditory evidence.

    • Said NO shot was fired from Grassy Knoll Area


  • 1991 findings in 1964.

    • Oliver Stone makes JFK

    • Puts forth conspiracy theories.

    • Popular at box office


Conspir findings in 1964.acy

Together Breathe

More than one involved


Why think conspiracy

  • Seems like difficult shots. findings in 1964.

  • Eyewitnesses talking immediately.

  • Ruby killed Oswald.

  • Government had lied about Watergate…why not this?

  • Balance needed.

Why Think Conspiracy?


Who might have wanted jfk dead

Who Might Have Wanted JFK Dead?


Three shots fired

  • First shot missed JFK’s car findings in 1964.

    a. JFK turns around at the sound

    b. James Teague hit of the cheek by a pavement fragment while standing ahead of the car.

  • Second hits both JFK and Connally

    a. The “Near-Pristine”

    b. The “Magic Bullet”

Three Shots Fired





Shots from the grassy knoll

Shots from the Grassy Knoll?


Who might want jfk dead

  • The Mob findings in 1964.

  • The Teamsters (Union)

  • The Cubans

  • Left-Wing Extremists (Communists)

  • The CIA

  • Right-Wing Extremists (Conservatives)

Who Might Want JFK Dead?


The mob

The Mob


  • Turned up 24-hour coverage of Giancana. Attorney General)

  • JFK seemed fallible since he…

    • Had many women

    • Sought Castro’s death

    • Putting too much pressure on Mob

  • Mob wanted access to Cuba for tourism, gambling


Jimmy hoffa teamsters

Jimmy Hoffa (Teamsters)


The cubans

The Cubans


Left wing extremists communists

Left-Wing Extremists (Communists)


The cia

The CIA


Right wing extremists conservative

Right-Wing Extremists (Conservative)


More documents

More Documents?


What do you believe
What Do You Believe? assassinate Castro.


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