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Kennedy Conspiracy

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Molly Kierstead

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Transcript of Kennedy Conspiracy

Emily Menz, Trinity Conn, Maddi Salvino, Meghan Hershkowitz, Allie Casper
Conspiracy 2
Mafia Connection
Conspiracy 3
Lyndon Johnson Scandal
Conspiracy Theory 1:
The Kennedy Assassination
LBJ engineered the assassination and hired Malcolm Wallace to ensure his own place on the Democratic Ballot.
The Evidence
Multiple connections to the U.S.S.R.:
1959: Oswald >>> Moscow
Requests political asylum and Soviet citizenship
Sept.1963: Oswald tries to get to the Soviet Union through Mexico
Marksmanship>>> ideal assassin
The Evidence
Joseph Kennedy negotiated with mafia to help get his son, John F. Kennedy, into office. After Bobby Kennedy and JFK cracked down on the Mafia's relations with Cuba and dominance in Vegas, the mafia assassinated JFK as a warning to Bobby.
The Evidence
Lee Harvey Oswald
Texas School Book Depository Employee
Worked Alone
Accepted History
Campaign trip in Dallas, Texas
Assassinated during procession in Dallas
Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
The Soviet Union's secret police (the KGB) is believed to have trained Lee Harvey Oswald to kill John F. Kennedy as retribution for the humiliation caused by the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Lingering Questions
Impact on American Culture
Nov. 24th, 1963
1:50 pm 11/12/1963
Lee Harvey Oswald arrested for the murder of Police Officer J.D. Tippit
LBJ officially sworn in as President with Mrs. Kennedy
11:21 pm 11/24/1963
Lee Harvey Oswald is shot and killed by Jack Ruby
12:30 pm 11/23/1963
JFK is shot in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas
1:00 pm 11/23/1963
JFK is announced dead at Parkland Hospital
Madeleine Brown, mistress of Johnson, gives statement
The Evidence
Fidel Castro shut down profitable casinos in Cuba
Jack Ruby, Dallas nightclub owner, had strong Mafia connections
Interview with Brown:
"They all went in to this conference room.....Lyndon didn't stay that much in the meeting and when he came out....he grabbed me by the arm and he had this deep voice and he said, 'after tomorrow those Kennedys will never embarrass me again - that's no threat - that's a promise.'"

Johnson had the motive to participate in the assassination
Warren Commission starts
Nov. 29th, 1963
Warren Commission
Evaluate Evidence: Brown bore an illegitimate child of LBJ,
she may be an unreliable source
LBJ ducks before JFK is shot
Evaluate Evidence: LBJ could have been slumped for other reasons
PRIMARY SOURCE (Photographs):
Malcolm Wallace's Thumbprint
Found on sixth floor of Texas School Depository
Where the bullet was shot from
March 14th, 1963
Evaluate Evidence: some inaccuracies between two thumbprints
September 24th, 1963
Jack Ruby convicted of killing Oswald
Warren Commission is published
LBJ hated JFK
JFK did not want LBJ on 1964 ticket
Zapruder Film
Marina Oswald
Texas Book Depository
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"Appendix 13." National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 09 June 2014.
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"The "Historic Diary"" Lee Oswald in His Own Words. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 June 2014.
""THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION: BEYOND CONSPIRACY" (2003)." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 June 2014.
"November 22, 1963: Death of the President." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 June 2014.
N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2014.
"What Does the Zapruder Film Really Tell Us?" Smithsonian. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2014.
"Zapruder Film Slow Motion (HIGHER QUALITY)." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 03 June 2014.
Bobby Kennedy considered the "Crusader" against the mafia in the 1960's
CIA and Anti-Castro Cubans angered from the failure of the Bay of Pigs
Ruby's long distance telephone calls jumped significantly the months before the assassination
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