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November 22, 1963: Death of the President

November 22, 1963: Death of the President
Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. By the fall of 1963, President John F. At the end of September, the president traveled west, speaking in nine different states in less than a week. Campaigning in Texas A month later, the president addressed Democratic gatherings in Boston and Philadelphia. Mrs. President Kennedy was aware that a feud among party leaders in Texas could jeopardize his chances of carrying the state in 1964, and one of his aims for the trip was to bring Democrats together. The first stop was San Antonio. Morning in Fort Worth A light rain was falling on Friday morning, November 22, but a crowd of several thousand stood in the parking lot outside the Texas Hotel where the Kennedys had spent the night. The warmth of the audience response was palpable as the president reached out to shake hands amidst a sea of smiling faces. Related:  JFKJ F K assassination

JFK / The Kennedy Assassination Home Page Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961 Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, Reverend Clergy, fellow citizens: We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom--symbolizing an end as well as a beginning--signifying renewal as well as change. The world is very different now. We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge--and more. To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. To those new states whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We dare not tempt them with weakness.

John F. Kennedy assassinated - Nov 22, 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting in a Lincoln convertible, the Kennedys and Connallys waved at the large and enthusiastic crowds gathered along the parade route. As their vehicle passed the Texas School Book Depository Building at 12:30 p.m., Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired three shots from the sixth floor, fatally wounding President Kennedy and seriously injuring Governor Connally. Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital. Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who was three cars behind President Kennedy in the motorcade, was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States at 2:39 p.m.

Fact file: 10 unusual facts about JFK's assassination - Fact Check Updated The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, on November 22, 1963, remains one of the defining events of the 20th century. The shooting in Dallas, Texas, before thousands of onlookers was also captured by TV cameras and in home movies, yet in the minds of many, much about what happened that day remains shrouded in mystery. President Kennedy's alleged killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, was himself shot and killed as cameras rolled just two days later. Why Oswald shot Kennedy and wounded Texas governor John Connally, and whether he acted alone or was part of a wider conspiracy, has been the subject of official inquiries and countless films, books, and newspaper and magazine articles over the past 50 years. The internet has also become fertile ground for speculation and allegations of involvement by the mafia, the Russians, the Cubans and even vice-president Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy. Kennedy was the fourth US president to be assassinated.

Assassination of John F. Kennedy Although the Commission's conclusions were initially supported by a majority of the American public,[4] polls conducted between 1966 and 2003 found that as many as 80 percent of Americans have suspected that there was a plot or cover-up.[5][6] A 1998 CBS News poll showed that 76% of Americans believed the President had been killed as the result of a conspiracy.[7] A 2013 AP poll showed, that although the percentage had fallen, more than 59% of those polled still believed that more than one person was involved in the President's murder.[8][9] A Gallup Poll in mid-November 2013 showed 61% believed in a conspiracy and 30% thought Oswald did it alone.[10] In contrast to the conclusions of the Warren Commission, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded in 1978 that Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. The HSCA found the original FBI investigation and the Warren Commission Report to be seriously flawed. Route to Dealey Plaza[edit]

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963. Almost 30 years later, Congress enacted the President John F. The resulting Collection consists of more than 5 million pages of assassination-related records, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings and artifacts (approximately 2,000 cubic feet of records). If you plan to visit the National Archives at College Park to examine JFK Assassination Collection records, we strongly urge you to visit our Information for Researchers page prior to your arrival. The Speech that killed John F. Kennedy This is a portion of the speech that President John F. Kennedy gave at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961. "The President and the Press" before the American Newspaper Publishers Association. John F. Kennedy seemed to be trying to restore the country to it's former self, not being manipulated by big business and big financial institutions. JFK's words sound prophetic in today's world. Wars are justified to the people with flagrant lies, huge corporate networks influence whole countries,banks and higher class can get away with almost anything, people and animals are plagued with outbreaks of bird and swine flu, famine and climate changes destroy whole regions, profits are more important than people or ethics, and the press is controlled by just a few… In this world, maybe it doesn't seem so farfetched that secret, corrupt societies want to keep the people ignorant and divided while they can profit from the poor. Here is a full transcript of the "President And The Press" speech:

JFK Assassination : Who Killed President Kennedy? The Truth Behind JFK's Assassination On November 29, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson directed the Warren Commission to “evaluate all the facts” in the brutal November 22 murder of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, on a downtown Dallas street in broad daylight. Reduced to its bare essentials, the investigation sought answers to three fundamental questions: Who, why and how? “Why” was entirely contingent on “who,” and that depended on “how.” Thus, the linchpin of the Warren Report—and every subsequent investigation—has always been precisely how Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza. In the 1964 Warren Report, just seven pages (of 888) reconstruct the shooting sequence. Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week President John F. The story of how the Warren Commission fumbled this pivotal question is long and convoluted, and only the barest outline can be presented here. Composite of photos taken by Secret Service re-staging NARA As the Bullets Struck... The limousine carrying mortally wounded President John F. Ignoring the Evidence

John F. Kennedy Assassination Flight - What Happened on the Flight from Dallas Published in the October 2013 80th Anniversary issue Colonel James Swindal, a handsome forty-six-year-old carpenter's son from Alabama and the pilot of Air Force One, sits in the communications shack behind his cockpit, pushing back a roast-beef sandwich. Two million dollars' worth of the latest technology buzzes around him, teletype machines and radios and three separate phone patches. He's half-listening to the radio, Charlie frequency, to the chatter of Secret Service agents narrating the progress of President John F. Behind Swindal, in the large passenger compartment, two secretaries type press releases; farther back, in the stateroom—with its two fixed tables, TV set, and six chairs upholstered in gold—all is quiet. Back in the communications shack, Swindal hears the first in a series of puzzling radio calls. The radio suddenly drops out. He runs up the ramp and onto the plane. A vague early bulletin hits the screen and then hangs in the air: President Kennedy has been shot.

JFK Online: JFK Assassination Resources Online » JFK 50th Anniversary: Fight For Free Speech Alex Jones City of Dallas attempts to crush First Amendment Paul Joseph Watson November 20, 2013 Authorities in Dallas, Texas are attempting to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy by censoring the First Amendment, cordoning off huge areas of the city and prohibiting anyone who disagrees with the official narrative from entering Dealey Plaza. Click for larger image. The city banned filming and the display of signs in the Dealey Plaza area, but under threat of lawsuits by groups such as COPA, authorities have caved to numerous concessions like allowing the handing out of leaflets and t-shirts, and hanging banners, although only in designated areas. JFK was silenced 50 years ago but Infowars will not allow the truth to be silenced. Citizens in foreign countries are celebrated for standing up for their free speech rights but America is increasingly becoming a place where the right to peaceably assemble and demonstrate requires government permission.