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KS3 History - JFK: The assassination of JFK: JFK

A guide to resources on John F Kennedy, his life and death, compiled by your librarians.

The President

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you –
ask what you can do for your country."
(from the inaugural address of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the U.S.A)

John F Kennedy - Chronology

Term 35th President of the United States (1961–1963)

Born May 29, 1917, Brookline, Mass.

Nickname “JFK,” “Jack”

Education Harvard College (graduated 1940)

Religion Roman Catholic

Marriage Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929–1994), September 12, 1953

Children Caroline Bouvier (1957– ); John Fitzgerald, Jr. (1960–1999); Patrick Bouvier (1963)

Career Author, U.S. Navy Officer, Journalist, Public Official

Political Party Democrat

Writings Why England Slept (1940); Profiles in Courage (1956)

Died Nov. 22, 1963, Dallas, TX

Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

(source : NY Times)

Kennedy family

Like to know more about the Kennedy siblings? Click image to link to a TIME album!

John F. Kennedy

Mystique, charm, charisma, administrative policy, untimely death?
What makes President John F. Kennedy one of the most read about persons of the last century?
(the image links to a History.com photo gallery of JFK)

Find out how much you know - JFK quiz

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22 November 1963

The date was November 22, 1963. President Kennedy was in Dallas, Texas. The President waved to the crowds from the open top Presidential limousine. The crowds were ecstatic, eager to catch a glimpse of the young President.

Investigation

In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that only three shots were fired — all from behind the President, all from the Texas School Book Depository, all from the bolt-action rifle of Lee Harvey Oswald. Are you convinced? 

Theories

There is a multitude of theories about the assassination of JFK....

The CIA Theory

The Mafia Theory

The LBJ Theory

The KGB Theory

The FBI Theory

The Castro Theory

The Cuban exiles Theory

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