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Instructions for the JFK Project

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Key Points Regarding the Assassination



On November 22, 1963, In Dallas, Texas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a Lee Harvey Oswald, a lone gunman. Oswald, who fired a bolt-action rifle three times from while perched in an upper floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building, hit Kennedy twice, one being a fatal head shot.

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Above: JFK, Jackie Kennedy, and Texas Governor John Connnally in the open-top Presidential limousine; A frame from the the Zapruder Film showing JFK being hit in the neck.

In November 1963, President Kennedy, First Lady Jackie Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson and Mrs. Johnson made a political trip to Texas. In Dallas, on Friday afternoon, November 22nd, President Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy traveled in a large motorcade in an uncovered limousine. Texas Governor John Connally and his wife rode with the first couple.

At Dealey Plaza, yards from the Texas Schoolbook Depository Building, three shots rang out, with two of them hitting the president. Governor Connally was hit by one of the same bullets that hit President Kennedy. In the photo above right, the moment is captured in which President Kennedy and Governor Connally were hit by the same bullet. The third shot hit President Kennedy in the head, and he died a short time later at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Governor Connally survived his wounds.

Despite decades of conspiracy theories, the most sound evidence indicates that the shooter was Lee Harvey Oswald, an aspiring pro-Castro Marxist who worked in the Texas Schoolbook Depository Building. While trying to escape, Oswald also shot a Dallas police officer. Shortly after, Dallas law enforcement captured and arrested Oswald.

It was later discovered that Lee Harvey Oswald had been the shooter who tried to assassinate rightwing activist General Edwin A. Walker in April 1963. Oswald missed General Walker, and the crime remained unsolved on the day Kennedy visited Dallas.


Two days after Oswald killed Kennedy, a Dallas nightclub owner named Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald as Oswald was being transferred to another jail. Ruby's actions have inspired many a conspiracy theory, but the preponderance of evidence indicates that Oswald was acting alone when he shot JFK, and moreover, Jack Ruby was acting alone when he shot Oswald.

In the wake of the Kennedy assassination, President Lyndon Johnson assembled a high-profile group, led by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate the assassination. The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone, as did Jack Ruby.

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Above: Snapshot of Lee Harvey Oswald with his rifle in 1963; Oswald Mugshot, November 23, 1963