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2 Kennedy Assassination Cutting through Conspiracies This is a long but interesting PowerPoint. It will take you through the events on November 22, 1963 and look at some of the conspiracy claims regarding the Kennedy assassination. It also compares the conspiracy theories to other celebrity conspiracy claims such as those of Elvis and Tupac. Watch the actual Zapruder film and then go through this PPT before filling out your Document Analysis Worksheet on the Zapruder film. You may have to stretch a bit or even just leave blank some of the questions as they are not all applicable to this document.

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4 Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans. Kennedys inaugeral speech, 22 January 1961. Concerns at Home Camelot – the charm offensive Black Civil Rights Kennedy brothers war on organised crime Kennedys domestic programmes did not advance very far due to increasing problems abroad.

5 Foreign Policy Problems Facing Kennedy: The Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev The Space Race East Germany The Berlin Wall 1961 Cuba Fidel Castro Bay of Pigs Fiasco 1961 US assisted invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles fails disastrously Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 Vietnam? Cold War Rivalries with Russia

6 Kennedy saw Texas as the key to his success in the South and he decided to visit the state in November. This was partly to be a charm crusade but Kennedy was also hoping to heal a damaging split which had occurred within the Texan Democratic Party, between the left-wing led by Senator Ralph Yarborough and the right, led by the State Governor, John Connally. By the middle of 1963 Kennedy was considering his chances of winning a second term as President. He began preparing for the 1964 presidential election campaign. Kennedy faced a difficult task. Many felt that his foreign policy had been less than successful. The South was vital to Kennedys chances of electoral success. But Kennedy was distrusted by many southern whites, partly because of his sympathy towards the black civil rights movement and also because of his failure to eliminate the communist Fidel Castro in Cuba. Also, Kennedy was a northern catholic. Texas

7 Dallas Fort Worth Kennedys Texas visit started first at Fort Worth. Then, on the morning of the 22 November, Kennedy took the short flight from Fort Worth to Love Airfield, Dallas. President Kennedy speaking to a crowd at Fort Worth in the early morning of 22 November. Behind him [L – R] are Senator Ralph Yarborough, Governor John Connally and Vice-President Lyndon Johnson.

8 November 22, 1963 JFK was in Dallas trying to get support for next years election. JFK was in Dallas trying to get support for next years election. Dallas had an unfriendly reputation towards politicians. Dallas had an unfriendly reputation towards politicians.

9 Lee Harvey Oswald Shown here in Oak Cliff, Texas. Shown here in Oak Cliff, Texas. Tried to defect to the Soviet Union and Cuba. Tried to defect to the Soviet Union and Cuba.

10 School Book Depository LHO got a job in this building. He would eventually shoot JFK from the sixth floor. LHO got a job in this building. He would eventually shoot JFK from the sixth floor.

11 6 th floor

12 Sixth Floor of the School Book Depository

13 Snipers perch This is Lee Harvey Oswalds view from the 6 th floor of the School Book Depository This is Lee Harvey Oswalds view from the 6 th floor of the School Book Depository

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15 Zapruders film was the most famous evidence

16 He was filming from here.

17 3 rd shot 1 st shot Sniper perch

18 This plaque sits next to where he was fatally shot.

19 Kennedy was rushed to Parkland

20 Oswald fled the scene He checked into his boarding house on 1026 Beckley. He checked into his boarding house on 1026 Beckley. Officer J. Tippit stops on the street to talk to Oswald. Officer J. Tippit stops on the street to talk to Oswald. Oswald shoots him 4 times to death Oswald shoots him 4 times to death

21 Lee Harvey Oswald walked 8 blocks to Texas Theatre on Jefferson Blvd.

22 Arrested The Cops beat him up after Oswald resists arrest at the theatre. The Cops beat him up after Oswald resists arrest at the theatre.

23 LBJ was sworn in at Love Field

24 LHO was being escorted to another jail.

25 Oswald transferred to another jail. Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner, shoots Oswald on live TV. Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner, shoots Oswald on live TV. LHO will never go on record why he did what he did. He is now dead. LHO will never go on record why he did what he did. He is now dead.

26 LHO killed You killed the President, you rat! You killed the President, you rat!

27 Case Closed? Oswald fired 3 shots (missed the first one) Oswald fired 3 shots (missed the first one) The assassination was filmed (Zapruder) The assassination was filmed (Zapruder) The government investigated the murder for years and concluded that Oswald acted alone. The government investigated the murder for years and concluded that Oswald acted alone. Virtually no witness at that time gave indication that more than 3 shots were fired at Kennedy. Virtually no witness at that time gave indication that more than 3 shots were fired at Kennedy. However.... However....

28 80% of people today believe JFK was killed by someone else!!!!

29 Composite Conspiracy Story JFK was killed by a conspiracy of high government officials with LBJ working with the CIA, the mafia and anti-Castro Americans who all want revenge for Kennedys lack of support in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. At the same time (in contradiction), Castro killed JFK with Russias help. Jack Ruby killed LHO so he wouldnt talk. Ruby died with a deep, dark secret! JFK was killed by a conspiracy of high government officials with LBJ working with the CIA, the mafia and anti-Castro Americans who all want revenge for Kennedys lack of support in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. At the same time (in contradiction), Castro killed JFK with Russias help. Jack Ruby killed LHO so he wouldnt talk. Ruby died with a deep, dark secret!

30 Lets keep in mind Many people thought Elvis was alive for decades after his death. Many people thought Elvis was alive for decades after his death. Many people think Tupac Shakur is alive. Many people think Tupac Shakur is alive. Many people think that NASA never landed on the moon. Many people think that NASA never landed on the moon. Many think Bush let 9-11 happen on purpose. Many think Bush let 9-11 happen on purpose.

31 To make matters worse... Oliver Stone made a movie called JFK in 1992. Oliver Stone made a movie called JFK in 1992. The movie is full of errors, lies and bad science. The movie is full of errors, lies and bad science.

32 Stones JFK helped advance these falsehoods about the assassination: Oswald could not have shot JFK from the sixth floor in less than 6 seconds. Oswald could not have shot JFK from the sixth floor in less than 6 seconds. Kennedy was shot from the front by gunmen on the grassy knoll. Kennedy was shot from the front by gunmen on the grassy knoll. Jack Ruby killed Oswald on orders from the mafia to keep Oswald quiet about everything. Jack Ruby killed Oswald on orders from the mafia to keep Oswald quiet about everything.

33 Could Oswald have made those shots? Yes! Oswald was a sharpshooter trained by the US Marines. Yes! Oswald was a sharpshooter trained by the US Marines. He scored a 212 out of 250 on a 200 yard shooting range. He scored a 212 out of 250 on a 200 yard shooting range. JFKs car was only 50 yards away from the snipers nest and moved 10mph JFKs car was only 50 yards away from the snipers nest and moved 10mph

34 Jack Ruby Conspiracists believe Jack Ruby was a mobster who killed Oswald to silence him. Conspiracists believe Jack Ruby was a mobster who killed Oswald to silence him. Ruby died in jail a couple of years later, supposedly with some deep dark secret. Ruby died in jail a couple of years later, supposedly with some deep dark secret.

35 However... Jack Ruby knew gangsters but was not one. (He knew lots of cops too!) Jack Ruby knew gangsters but was not one. (He knew lots of cops too!) He was a night club owner. He was a night club owner. Those that knew him said he couldnt keep a secret for 2 minutes! Those that knew him said he couldnt keep a secret for 2 minutes!

36 Ruby Rubys assassination was not planned. Rubys assassination was not planned. Ruby left his dog and his girlfriend in the car when he left to shoot Oswald. Ruby left his dog and his girlfriend in the car when he left to shoot Oswald. No conspiracy here from Jack Ruby! No conspiracy here from Jack Ruby!

37 Was Kennedy shot from the front? 2 nd assassin? Zapruder

38 Back and to the left? Many assume based on JFKs bodily motion and blood spray that he was shot from the front. Many assume based on JFKs bodily motion and blood spray that he was shot from the front.

39 No witnesses reported gunshots that day! 2 nd assassin? Zapruder wall

40 All witnesses that day described shots from where Oswald was Witness described people but no shots behind fence Oswald

41 Picket fence

42 View from behind fence (x marks the spot) 3 rd shot

43 Picket fence shooter theory There were plenty of witnesses in that area. None reported hearing shots. A few attention seekers claimed they did years later. There were plenty of witnesses in that area. None reported hearing shots. A few attention seekers claimed they did years later. The witness behind the fence died in a single car crash 2 years later, festering conspirators' ideas. The witness behind the fence died in a single car crash 2 years later, festering conspirators' ideas. Many witnesses have been accused of being a part of the conspiracy, including Zapruder (born in Russia). Many witnesses have been accused of being a part of the conspiracy, including Zapruder (born in Russia).

44 Autopsy Kennedy was hit in the back of the neck, not the front. Kennedy was hit in the back of the neck, not the front. He was hit in the back of the head, not the front. He was hit in the back of the head, not the front. A shooter could not have hit JFK from the fence without hitting Jackie or her area. A shooter could not have hit JFK from the fence without hitting Jackie or her area.

45 Magic Bullet? Oliver Stone argued that a single bullet could not have hit JFK and Governor Connally the way reported. Oliver Stone argued that a single bullet could not have hit JFK and Governor Connally the way reported.

46 Magic Bullet? Using the bullet wounds, Stone used this diagram to convince people that one bullet could not hit JFK and the governor the way reported. Using the bullet wounds, Stone used this diagram to convince people that one bullet could not hit JFK and the governor the way reported. Notice both Notice both heads are heads are level with level with each other. each other.

47 JFK sat elevated above Connally wrong

48 Single Bullet Theory Once their seats are properly aligned, the single bullet theory appears to be valid! Once their seats are properly aligned, the single bullet theory appears to be valid!

49 Umbrella Man? Some say there was a mysterious man fanning an umbrella right as Kennedy was shot. Oliver Stone said he was signaling to shoot JFK. Some say there was a mysterious man fanning an umbrella right as Kennedy was shot. Oliver Stone said he was signaling to shoot JFK. here

50 Umbrella Man Not much mystery here. The man was questioned and identified. Not much mystery here. The man was questioned and identified. He was trying to heckle JFK with his umbrella in a way that he himself did not quite understand. He was trying to heckle JFK with his umbrella in a way that he himself did not quite understand. One guy told me he was a Soviet agent. One guy told me he was a Soviet agent. here

51 Badge Man? Was there a mysterious man wearing a badge near the fence? Was there a mysterious man wearing a badge near the fence? Again, no shots were fired from this area. Again, no shots were fired from this area. JFKs entry wounds were in the back of his neck and head. JFKs entry wounds were in the back of his neck and head.

52 Motives? Everybody seemed to have a reason to kill JFK if one thinks about it hard enough. Everybody seemed to have a reason to kill JFK if one thinks about it hard enough.

53 Lyndon B. Johnson Supposedly, JFK wanted to withdraw from Vietnam. Supposedly, JFK wanted to withdraw from Vietnam. LBJ had him killed so he could continue the war (supposedly). LBJ had him killed so he could continue the war (supposedly).

54 LBJ Kennedy gave no clear evidence of exiting Vietnam. Kennedy gave no clear evidence of exiting Vietnam. LBJ showed no desire for escalating this bitch of a war. (LBJs words). LBJ showed no desire for escalating this bitch of a war. (LBJs words).

55 The Mob? The mob supposedly wanted to murder Kennedy. The mob supposedly wanted to murder Kennedy.

56 Sam Giancana connections Supposedly upset about JFKs lack of support for killing Fidel Castro. Supposedly upset about JFKs lack of support for killing Fidel Castro.

57 Mob continued The mob was upset about Robert Kennedys pursuit of organized crime. The mob was upset about Robert Kennedys pursuit of organized crime. RFK was the Attorney General (top cop) RFK was the Attorney General (top cop)

58 The mafia did not kill JFK The FBI had the Chicago mafias phone tapped and their offices tapped for years before 1963. No evidence was heard. The FBI had the Chicago mafias phone tapped and their offices tapped for years before 1963. No evidence was heard. The mafia had no real interest in JFK. Maybe his brother Robert, but not the President. The mafia had no real interest in JFK. Maybe his brother Robert, but not the President.

59 Did Mob control Oswald and Ruby? Oswald was a lone actor, just as he acted alone in an attempted murder of a General Walker. Oswald was a lone actor, just as he acted alone in an attempted murder of a General Walker. Ruby knew mobsters, but he was not trusted by them. Ruby knew mobsters, but he was not trusted by them.

60 Did Castro Kill JFK? Motive: The CIA tried several times to kill Fidel Castro. Operation Mongoose considered poisoned cigars, poisoned diving suits, mafia rub out. Motive: The CIA tried several times to kill Fidel Castro. Operation Mongoose considered poisoned cigars, poisoned diving suits, mafia rub out.

61 Did Castro kill JFK? Castro did not have the means to do so. Castro did not have the means to do so. Castro wanted the US to leave Cuba alone. An assassination would have led to an invasion. (Castro said this.) Castro wanted the US to leave Cuba alone. An assassination would have led to an invasion. (Castro said this.) Oswald was refused entry into Cuba. Oswald was refused entry into Cuba.

62 Did the Russians kill JFK? Motive: The USA was a serious rival in the Cold War. Killing JFK would provide instability in the military and government. Motive: The USA was a serious rival in the Cold War. Killing JFK would provide instability in the military and government.

63 Russians killed JFK? Why would the Russians risk nuclear war? Having LBJ as President would not have benefited Why would the Russians risk nuclear war? Having LBJ as President would not have benefited the Soviets. the Soviets.

64 Conclusion People believe what they want to believe. People believe what they want to believe. Some want to believe JFK was not killed by some lone nut. Some want to believe JFK was not killed by some lone nut. Some enjoy being in the minority opinion. Some enjoy being in the minority opinion.

65 Lets let celebrities die in peace!


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