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
The Lone Gunman: Lee Harvey Oswald
Schoolmates and fellow marines called him unstable
2 suicide attempts
Attempted assassination of Gen. Walker
Marine marksman medal winner
49/50 at 200 yards
Purchased the rifle for $20
Worked at TSBD
Moved to USSR tried to denounce citizenship
Married a Russian
The Assassination of Oswald
Who shot Oswald?
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
Angry about Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis
JFK shared mistress with mob boss and cracked down on organized crime
Covertly kill Kennedy without starting WWIII
LBJ lost 2 democratic primaries
Sworn in on Air Force One after the assassination of Kennedy
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
Provided health insurance for those over 65
Provided health care for low income families
Great Society Programs
Volunteers in Service to America
Provided educational and healthcare support for those in need
Free pre-school program
Vietnam Quick Facts
Former French colony
Communist North led by Ho Chi Minh
Traps and Secret Passages
Vietminh had home field advantage
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 ”
Jellied gasoline used to burn the jungle
Wall to wall bombing
“ Operation Rolling Thunder”
Agent orange used to remove tree cover
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
Hurt US confidence
US turns on war effort
Robert Kennedy Assassinated
Leading Presidential nominee
Democrats divided by war
Civil Rights Movement stunned
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?