Report On The Warren Commission's Assassination

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REPORT ON THE WARREN COMMISSION President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Then Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President. Lee Harvey Oswald, who was the alleged assassin of President Kennedy, was shot dead two days after his arrest by Jack Ruby, a Dallas restaurant owner. President Johnson set up a commission to "ascertain, evaluate and report upon the facts relating to the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy." The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy took its unofficial name, the Warren Commission, from its chairman, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Earl Warren. Other Commission members included Congressman Gerald Ford…show more content…
Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Two weeks later the FBI produced a 500-page report claiming that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin and that there was no evidence of a conspiracy. The report was then provided to the Warren Commission. Rather than conduct its own independent investigation, the commission relied almost completely on the FBI report. Almost immediately, many Americans expressed doubts about the Warren Commission's findings. Additionally, even President Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and four of the seven members of the Warren Commission all voiced skepticism about the Commission's basic findings. Since that time there have been many conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of President Kennedy popularized in books and movies. Many of these theories propose a criminal conspiracy involving parties such as: the CIA, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, the KGB, Mafia and organized crime, Fidel Castro, military and/or government interests of the United States, and even Vice President Lyndon Johnson. The most popular theory is that more than three shots were fired and that more than one gunman had to be

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