Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. November 22, 1963. Assignment. Your notes on the people involved in the assassination and ultimately who you think did it will be your assignment. Early life. Born to Elizabeth and Joseph Kennedy on May 29, 1917. Wealthy family. Military .
November 22, 1963
Born to Elizabeth and Joseph Kennedy on May
29, 1917. Wealthy family.
Served in the US Navy during World War II in the
South Pacific as PT-Boat captain.
Served Massachusetts’ 11th House District in the
US House of Representatives from 1947-1953.
Served in the US Senate form 1953 through
Kennedy defeated Vice President and
Republican candidate Richard Nixon. At age 43,
he was the youngest elected to the office and
the second youngest President (after Teddy
First person born in the 20th century to serve as president
First Catholic to serve as President.
“Ask not what your country can do for you, but
what you can do for your country.”
The Warren Commission came to the conclusion
that John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a lone
gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.
As Lee Harvey Oswald could not fire his bolt-
action rifle fast enough to wound President
Kennedy and Governor John Connally and with
separate shots, they argued that a single bullet hit
Kennedy in the back of the neck and exited from
the throat just below the Adam's apple. The same
bullet entered Connally's back, exited from his
chest, went completely through his right wrist, and
lodged in his left thigh.
David Scheim has published two books claiming
that the Mafia were responsible for the
assassination of Kennedy. He believes that it was
organized by three mafia bosses including Jimmy
Hoffa. This theory is based on the idea that the
Mafia were angry with both Kennedy and his
brother Robert Kennedy for their attempts to
destroy organized crime.
Author James Angleton believed that Russian
Leader Nikita Khrushchev was involved in the
assassination. He claimed that Khrushchev
sought revenge after he had been humiliated by
Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Author Anthony Summers believes that Kennedy
was killed by a group of anti-Castro activists,
funded by mafia mobsters who had been ousted
by Cuba and had the help of the CIA.
Just before Kennedy was assassinated he upset
people like Clint Murchinson and Haroldson Hunt
when he talked about plans to submit to Congress a
tax reform plan designed to produce about
$185,000,000 in additional revenues by changes in
the favorable tax treatment until then accorded the
gas-oil industry. Kennedy was particularly upset that
Hunt, who had an annual income of about
$30,000,000, paid only small amounts of federal
income tax. Some claimed Johnson himself was part of it.
Harry Dean was an undercover agent for the FBI.
In 1962 he infiltrated the John Birch Society. He
later reported that leading members of the
society hired two gunman to kill President
After the assassination of President Kennedy, CIA agent Gary Underhill told his friend, Charlene Fitsimmons, that he was convinced that he had been killed by members of the CIA. He also said: "Oswald is a patsy. They set him up. It's too much. The bastards have done something outrageous. They've killed the President! I've been listening and hearing things. I couldn't believe they'd get away with it, but they did!"
At the time of the assassination, Zapruder was an
admirer of President Kennedy and considered
himself a Democrat. Not originally intending to
bring his camera to work in order to film the
motorcade, Zapruder, at the insistence of his
assistant, retrieved it from home before going to