- Describe the political impact of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; include the impact on civil rights legislation
- Who shot him, why, where, what date. who became president when he died.
- What was Johnson’s viewpoint on Civil Rights
- What Civil Rights legislation was Kennedy working on that never got passed
President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He was working on his presidential campaign that was the next year because he was confident in being re-elected. He was in his car with his wife and the governor of Texas, John Connally, and his wife . He was in Dallas, Texas and was being drove down the street with people cheering from the parade in a Lincoln convertible. He was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald who was later shot by Jack Ruby on live television. The Governor was also shot and was only injured. Unfortunately, Kennedy was killed. It is believed that he was assassinated because he was democratic and believed in equal rights. Lyndon Johnson became the president since he was the vice-president. He helped with the Civil Rights movement by finishing what Kennedy started before he got assassinated. Johnson supported the Civil Rights Movement and was actually one of the important key players in the movement. Since Kennedy was assassinated, he was never able to see the Civil Rights Act of 1964 got passed. But since Johnson supported the movement and wanted to finish what he started and help the nation, he signed the act for him.
In this standard, I learned that Kennedy was assassinated while in front of a crowd of people. His killer was then later shot on live television and now i understand why there are so many conspiracy theories about his killing. There is one about how it was all apart of a great scheme and that they were both working together. In this theory, Kennedy’s killer was killed before trial so information does not get loose and what actually happened does not get told to the police. His killer of course stated that the reason why he shot him was because he was mad because Oswald killed Kennedy. I think the whole country was devastated that Kennedy was assassinated and that it made them feel the need to continue on with what he was trying to do.