The Shooting of John F. Kennedy
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is said to have been one of the Twentieth Century's most significant events. The death of President Kennedy stripped away the country's innocence, and marked the beginning of a time of great social upheaval during the decade to come. While the Eisenhower fifties marked the era of conformity, the sixties were a transitional period that led to the cynicism of the seventies. The assassinations of both Kennedy brothers, the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King, and the Watergate scandal led people to lose much of the faith entrusted in the government. People began to look at their elected officials with little trust. The Warren Commission Report, once generally thought to be the definitive answer to all the questions that ensued on that November day, was disbelieved by 80% of the population by the mid 1970's. People began to speculate that the Warren Report was little more than a cover-up to protect the real assassins and that the President was killed as a result of a conspiracy involving certain high level government officials.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.