An Unclosed Case: The Death of President John F. Kennedy

This blog is being done for a graduate class in library and information science.  It is set up to be a lesson for a High School U.S. History class for Junior year students. 

President John F. and his wife Jackie Kennedy visited Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.  Vice President Lyndon and his wife Lady Bird Johnson were also visiting Dallas on this same day.  Both couples rode in a motorcade through the city of Dallas during the middle of the day.  President Kennedy received two gun shot wounds after the car he was riding in turned on to Elm Street at 12:30 P.M.  Governor John Connolly was also wounded in the same car.  A bullet hit the President in the back and came out through his throat.  Although some say this bullet hit the President in the throat and came out his back.  Another bullet hit the President in the head which was the one that took his life.  President Kennedy died of his wounds at 1:00 P.M. at Parkland Hospital.  Governor Connolly recovered from his wounds.

This blog will explore whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted as the lone assassin shooting from the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository building or whether there were two other assassins behind the picket fence above the grassy knoll.

Was Lee Harvey Oswald the only one participating in the assassination?  Why do you think this based on your previous knowledge of the assassination?

Was there a conspiracy to assassinate the President with Oswald in the Texas School Book Depository building and two other assassins behind the picket fence above the grassy knoll?  Why do you believe this to be the case based on your previous knowledge of the assassination?

JFK and Jackie get off plane in Dallas on 11-22-1963

This photogragh was found at http://www.ils.net/~action.

References for this post and the other posts for this blog by Roger Barnes

Lane, Mark.  Plausible Denial.  New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, c. 1991.

Lane, Mark.  Rush to Judgment.  New York: Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, c. 1966.

Posner, Gerald.  Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK.  New York: Random House, c. 1993.

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