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1BELLWORK Describe the New Frontier. Describe the Great Society. What was the goal of the Bay of Pigs invasion?What was the outcome of the Bay of Pigs? How did this change JFK’s popularity?What was the Cuban Missile Crisis?What did Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on after the US quarantine of Cuba?THINKER: What is a conspiracy? Do you generally believe conspiracies? Explain!
2COLD WAR QUIZSince we are nearing the end of our Cold War unit, you will have a quiz to check your understanding of Unit 8.Monday May 9thThis will be an OPEN-NOTE QUIZ!All questions will be multiple choice EXCEPT a short answer question.The short answer question will challenge your true understanding of the unit by comparing & contrasting Cold War themes in Cuba, China, Korea and Vietnam.
3Bin Laden’s DeathFounder and leader of al Qaeda who orchestrated the September 11th attacks; killing about 3,000 people.Monday morning Bin Laden was found by American troops in Pakistan.30 miles north of Pakistani capital, Islamabad.His killing was the culmination of years of intelligence work and following leadsThe key break involved one of the few couriers trusted by bin Laden. About two years ago, intelligence work identified where the courier and his brother lived and operated in PakistanCIA determined in January that bin Laden was at this same location.Operation organized by the U.S. government was meant to kill him; did not want him alive.President Obama authorized the operation on Friday April 29th.Bin Laden’s body was later buried at sea, per Muslim tradition.
4Kennedy’s Assassination Who Killed JFK?Kennedy’s Assassination
5Kennedy is Assassinated November 22, 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
7JFK’s 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.
18JFK Conspiracy Theories Conspiracy: an evil & unlawful plan formulated in secret; plotThere are many arguments that JFK’s 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!
19JFK Conspiracy Theories - FACTS Shots were fired from Texas School Book DepositoryWeapon 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
21JFK Conspiracy Theories - UNKNOWN Autopsy never released; investigation used medical drawingsKennedy’s brain was never foundWas Governor Connelly shot with the same bullet as JFK?Ruby & Oswald’s relationshipWas the fatal shot fired from the front or back?Was there more than one shooter?Inconsistency between witnesses and investigationThe “Pristine Bullet”
23Witness 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 assassinationBeverly 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 PlazaGordon 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 camera10 witnesses claim to have seen a grassy knoll shooterPresident Johnson: After office, claimed more than one shooter
24JFK Conspiracy Theories Warren 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
25Supporting the Warren Commission: Supporting the “magic bullet” or more than one shooter:
26HISTORY MYSTERY: JFK vs. Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.Abraham Lincoln was elected President in John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.Both were concerned with civil rights for African Americans.Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.Both Presidents were shot on a Friday & both were shot in the headLincoln's secretary was named Kennedy. Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.Both were assassinated by Southerners.Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939Lincoln was shot at the theatre named 'Ford'. Kennedy was shot in a car made by 'Ford'.Lincoln was shot in a theatre and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theatre.Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before their trials
27Who Killed JFK?Based on all the information and video clips, your homework tonight is analyze Kennedy’s 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.