On November 22, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas. Texas Governor John Connally, riding in the convertible limousine with President Kennedy, was also shot and seriously injured. Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit was killed in a separate, related incident. Controversy about the motive and even the assassin has surrounded the event ever since.President Kennedy’s successor, President Lyndon Johnson, organized the first analysis of the assassination, a report named after its chairman, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. The Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald, an alienated former Marine, shot the president and Connally from an improvised sniper’s nest on the sixth floor of a nearby office building. The report also found that Oswald shot and killed Officer Tippit while on the run from authorities.A later investigation, the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA), disputed the Warren Commission report. Although the HSCA acknowledged that Oswald killed the president, they found “that President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. The committee was unable to identify the other gunmen or the extent of the conspiracy.”
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry accuse Verb
to blame or charge with a fault or crime.
to recognize the truth or existence of something.
isolated or distanced from society.
process of studying a problem or situation, identifying its characteristics and how they are related.
to murder someone of political importance.
(Central Intelligence Agency) U.S. government agency whose mission is to "preempt threats and further U.S. national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the president, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our nation safe."
secret, evil, or unlawful plan.
disagreement or debate.
vehicle with a folding or removable top.
debate or argument.
forced ejection from a country, or a person who feels forced to leave.
degree or space to which a thing extends.
(Federal Bureau of Investigation) government agency whose mission is "to lead and coordinate intelligence efforts that drive actions to protect the United States."
to recognize or establish the identity of something.
created without preparation.
event or happening.
process involving examination and research into a topic or situation.
large, luxury automobile.
reason a person acts in a certain way.
procession of cars or other automobiles.
required or needed.
to coordinate and give structure to.
organized crime Noun
centralized network of illegal activity that often crosses local, regional, and national borders.
renegade or no longer obedient.
gunman who fires from a concealed place.
having to do with the Soviet Union and the areas it influenced.
person who comes next.