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NAME AN EVENT IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET. Bell Ringer
The Kennedy Assassination
Dallas, Texas Dealey Plaza November 22,1963
The main characters are…
JFK 35 th President Was on his way to a luncheon 1 st and last president to ride in a convertible
Gov. John Connelly Texas Gov. He and his wife were riding in the car with JFK and Jackie Kennedy
Lee Harvey Oswald Known communist Accused of being the lone assassin Former Marine
Jack Ruby Dallas businessman who shot and killed Oswald 2 days after the assassination Reportedly linked to organized crime (The Mob)
Abraham Zapruder Local witness who had the only film of the assassination.
Warren Commission Appointed to investigate JFK’s assassination Headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren Concluded that only 1 man killed JFK (Oswald) and he fired 3 shots (8sec time period)
1 ST SHOT – MISSED THE PRESIDENT’S CAR COMPLETELY 2 ND SHOT – HIT BOTH KENNEDY AND CONNELLY CREATING 7 WOUNDS 3 RD SHOT – THE FATAL SHOT TO THE HEAD 3 shots fired…
Dealey Plaza (November 22, 1963)
The 2 nd Shot Conspiracy Theorists referred to the Single Bullet Theory as “The Magic Bullet” Theory because they believed that one bullet could not have caused so many wounds.
A shot from behind?
Umbrella Man *As Kennedy passed, there was a man dressed in black pumping a black umbrella in an “up and down” motion. *Dallas weather on November 22, 1963 was 71 degrees and sunny
Oswald: 2 hours after the assassination of JFK Oswald seconds before the JFK assassination??? The Same Person?????
Zapruder film revealing a man behind the fence on the grassy knoll????
SO, WHO WOULD WANT KENNEDY DEAD?...
Fidel Castro Angered that Kennedy backed the Bay of Pigs Invasion so he wanted revenge
The Mafia: The Mafia was upset with him because after their backing him in the 1960 election, he turned on organized crime and assigned his brother, Robert, the Attorney General, to establish a task force to prosecute them. Remember, Jack Ruby was alleged to be involved in organized crime!!
The CIA The CIA, because they feared what he was capable of doing on the international stage, and bungling things for America as he did in the Bay of Pigs Invasion