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1 BELLWORK 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!

2 COLD WAR QUIZ Since we are nearing the end of our Cold War unit, you will have a quiz to check your understanding of Unit 8. Monday May 9th This 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.

3 Bin Laden’s Death Founder 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 leads The 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 Pakistan CIA 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.

4 Kennedy’s Assassination
Who Killed JFK? Kennedy’s Assassination

5 Kennedy 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


7 JFK’s Assassination The 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.











18 JFK Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy: an evil & unlawful plan formulated in secret; plot There 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!

19 JFK Conspiracy Theories - FACTS
Shots were fired from Texas School Book Depository Weapon was a military rifle 2.3 seconds required to operate rifle between shots Oswald never testified or gave his story Oswald was a member of the “Fair play for Cuba” Organization Zapruder film is the only known video taken at the scene (released to public in 1975) Shots took place between 6-9 seconds 9 bullet wounds total (4 = JFK; 5 = Connelly) Assassination records will be declassified in 2029


21 JFK Conspiracy Theories - UNKNOWN
Autopsy never released; investigation used medical drawings Kennedy’s brain was never found Was Governor Connelly shot with the same bullet as JFK? Ruby & Oswald’s relationship Was the fatal shot fired from the front or back? Was there more than one shooter? Inconsistency between witnesses and investigation The “Pristine Bullet”


23 Witness Accounts Jean 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 shooter President Johnson: After office, claimed more than one shooter

24 JFK Conspiracy Theories
Warren Commission: single gunmen - Oswald Magic bullet: There was more than one gun and more than one shooter Oswald: ties to communism and the mob CIA: used bogus evidence, tried to abduct tapes, and faked autopsy photos U.S. Government: wanted more profit from Vietnam and knew VP Johnson would do it Jack Ruby: ties to the mob, worked with Oswald and said he knew too much

25 Supporting the Warren Commission:
Supporting the “magic bullet” or more than one shooter:

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 head Lincoln'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 1939 Lincoln 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

27 Who Killed JFK? Based on all the information and video clips, your homework tonight is analyze Kennedy’s assassination. Must be 2 paragraphs long In 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.

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