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					How did the assassination of
 John F. Kennedy effect the
           nation


                By: Jonathan Leal
          Events leading up
• Although he had not formally announced
  his candidacy, it was clear that President
  Kennedy was going to run, and he
  seemed confident about his chances for
  re-election.
• At the end of September, the president
  traveled west, speaking in nine different
  states in less than a week.
         The Assassination
• President Kennedy was murdered while
  riding in a motorcade through Dealy Plaza
  in Dallas at 12:30 PM on Friday,
  November 22, 1963 with his wife sitting
  beside him and John Connally driving.
           The assassination
• Lee Harvey Oswald was detained shortly after
  as the alleged killer, but was murdered by a
  police officer named J.D. Tippit before he could
  be fully interrogated.
• This arose many conspiracy theories
  proclaiming the involvement the CIA, the FBI,
  and/or the Republican party to name a few.
• However The ten-month investigation of the
  Warren Commission concluded that the
  President was assassinated by Oswald, and that
  he was acting alone.
   The effect among the public
• In the United States, the assassination
  dissolved differences among all people as
  they were brought together in one
  common theme which was the shock and
  sorrow after the assassination.
        The political effects
• Vice president Lyndon B. Johnson, who
  was riding two cars back from Kennedy
  during shooting, took over after his death.
• He was able to pass civil rights legislation
  mostly because Congressmen also felt bad
  for Kennedy’s death.
• Also Kennedy planned to withdraw troops
  from Vietnam, which drastically changed
  when LBJ took over, who escalated the war
                Sources
• http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/index.php/J
  FK_Assassination
• http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFK.
  htm
• http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-
  History/November-22-1963-Death-of-the-
  President.aspx?p=2

				
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