President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. Today there are still questions about what happened on that day. This slide show depicts the major events of the day from the arrival of the Kennedy’s in Dallas to the swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as the 36th President of the United States. It touches on the arrest of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald and his murder two days later. It follows President Kennedy’s funeral procession through Washington, D.C., ending with his burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Finally, it summarizes the findings of the two federal investigations into the assassination of President Kennedy.
This slide show can stand alone as a recap of one of the saddest and most mysterious episodes in American history, and it can serve as a springboard for discussion about this historical event.
This zip file contains two formats for the slide show: Microsoft PowerPoint and PDF (Acrobat).
For an intriguing follow-up lesson on twelve of the biggest conspiracy theories that have been proposed dealing with the Kennedy assassination, check out the following lesson at
Link-the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories