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    • Bell Ringer
      • Who would want to kill Kennedy?
    • The Assassination of JFK
    • The Facts
      • Where?
        • Dallas Texas
      • When?
        • November 22, 1963
      • Why was Kennedy in Texas?
        • Campaigning for the 1964 Presidential Election
      • Who?
        • Lead suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald
    • Dealey Plaza
    • 3 Shots
      • Shot 1
        • Missed according to testimony of James Tague
      • Shot 2
        • Magic?
      • Shot 3
        • Kennedy Headshot
    • After the Assassination
      • Police discover
        • Sniper’s nest
        • 3 shell casings
        • Italian made rifle
      • Officer J.D. Tippit killed trying to arrest a man who resembled the assassin’s description
      • Police track Tippit’s killer to a movie theater where he is arrested
      • Killer is Lee Harvey Oswald
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    • The Lone Gunman: Lee Harvey Oswald
      • Mental Capacity
        • Schoolmates and fellow marines called him unstable
        • 2 suicide attempts
        • Attempted assassination of Gen. Walker
      • Means
        • Marine marksman medal winner
        • 49/50 at 200 yards
        • Purchased the rifle for $20
        • Worked at TSBD
      • Motive
        • Moved to USSR tried to denounce citizenship
        • Married a Russian
        • Pro-Castro movement
    • The Assassination of Oswald
      • Who shot Oswald?
        • Jack Ruby
      • What did Ruby say was his reason?
        • “ He killed my president.”
      • What problem does this create?
    • The Warren Commission
      • Established by LBJ
      • All star assassination investigation team
      • Named Oswald sole assassin
      • Ruled a single bullet hit both JFK and Connally
    • Conspiracy Theories
      • Cubans
        • Angry about Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis
      • The Mafia
        • JFK shared mistress with mob boss and cracked down on organized crime
      • Soviets
        • Covertly kill Kennedy without starting WWIII
    • Taking Office
      • LBJ lost 2 democratic primaries
      • Sworn in on Air Force One after the assassination of Kennedy
    • JFK Review
      • In what city was JFK assassinated?
      • In what year did the assassination take place?
      • Who was named the sole assassin by the Warren Commission?
      • In your opinion, was the assassination the act of a lone gunman or part of a greater conspiracy?
    • The Great Society
      • Term used to describe LBJ’s domestic programs including war on poverty.
    • Great Society Programs
      • Medicare
        • Provided health insurance for those over 65
      • Medicaid
        • Provided health care for low income families
    • Great Society Programs
      • Volunteers in Service to America
        • Provided educational and healthcare support for those in need
      • Head Start
        • Free pre-school program
    • Vietnam Quick Facts
      • Former French colony
      • Communist North led by Ho Chi Minh
      • South Democratic
      • 1959-1975
    • Guerilla Tactics
      • Traps and Secret Passages
      • Vietminh had home field advantage
    • Guerilla Tactics
      • Ambush
        • Surprise attack using concealment
      • “ Tiger ” style
    • The Tiger and the Elephant
      • It is the fight between tiger and elephant. If the tiger stands his ground, the elephant will crush him with its mass. But, if he conserves his mobility, he will finally vanquish the elephant, who bleeds from a multitude of cuts.
    • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
      • August 7, 1964
      • “ Take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent any further aggression. ”
      • Gave LBJ a blank check for the war
      • “ Grandma ’ s Nightshirt ”
    • American Tactics
      • Napalm
        • Jellied gasoline used to burn the jungle
      • Carpet bombing
        • Wall to wall bombing
        • “ Operation Rolling Thunder”
      • Herbicides
        • Agent orange used to remove tree cover
        • Carcinogen
    • Search and Destroy: Ground War
      • Defensive war- learned lesson from Korean War
        • Troop level increased to 550,000
        • Locate enemy, call in air strike, use ground troops to clean up
        • Never really held any territory
    • Tet Offensive- January 30, 1968
      • Vietnamese New Year
        • VC attacked over 100 cities and 12 US bases
      • VC held embassy for 6 hours
    • Results of Tet
      • US-lost no territory
      • Casualties
        • US- 1,000
        • VC- 45,000
      • Hurt US confidence
    • 1968
      • Tet Offensive
        • US turns on war effort
      • Robert Kennedy Assassinated
        • Leading Presidential nominee
        • Democrats divided by war
      • MLK Assassinated
        • Civil Rights Movement stunned
    • Vietnam Review
      • What resolution gave LBJ a blank check for the Vietnam war?
      • How did American tactics differ from those of the Viet Cong?
      • How did the Tet Offensive change the way Americans felt about the war in Vietnam?
      • What are two reasons for 1968 being called the worst year in US history?