John F. Kennedy's Assassination Conspiracy Theories

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John F. Kennedy Topic: John F. Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories Organization: Topical General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: At the end of my presentation, my audience will understand the three most popular conspiracy theories explaining the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Statement about Audience: My audience consists of 12 people (8 females, 4 males) with an average age of 16.5. All but one of the audience members has average knowledge of Kennedy’s assassination, nd the majority of the audience members (7 out of 11) believed JFK’s assassination was part of a grander plot. Audience members stated they were extremely interested (4.68 out of 5 points) in learning about the different JFK assassination conspiracy theories, and…show more content…
Attention-getter Although it has been 50 years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, the majority of Americans believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in killing Kennedy. II. Relevancy Statement: As Americans, it is common in our culture to create explanations as to why things happen. Area 51, the moon landing, Bush did 9/11, are just a few examples. We never can quite believe what we’re told. And the most popular conspiracy theory today happens to be Kennedy’s assassination. III. Credibility Statement: I am a four year member of my high school’s theatre company, and recently, I assistant directed a play a famous play about a JFK assassination theory called Frame 312. My job as assistant director was to research background information and theories about his assassination. IV. Central Idea: The most discussed conspiracy theories today involve JFK’s assassination. V. Initial Preview: The most popular of these theories place the blame on the Mafia, LBJ, and the Cuban Government. Transition: Let’s begin by taking a look at the…show more content…
II. The Cuban government was responsible for killing Kennedy. A. Americans made many attempts to take Fidel Castro’s life, so the Cuban government tried to return the favor. 1. Kennedy ordered the CIA to take any measures to kill Castro (AP, 2013). 2. In 1968, LBJ stated that “Kennedy was trying to get to Castro, but Castro got to him first” (Goldman, 2013). B. The Cuban government killed Kennedy as revenge for the Bay of Pigs invasion. 1. Kennedy ordered an invasion of Cuba attempting to overthrow Castro. 2. The House Committee on Assassinations dispelled this theory of Cuban involvement believing it to be ridiculous (Goldman, 2013). Transition: Finally, the wildest of the three main theories shines a light on JFK’s very own Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson. III. Lyndon B. Johnson killed JFK. A. LBJ would have major political gain if Kennedy were dead. 1. Johnson and Kennedy had political differences and LBJ feared who would not make the ticket as vice president for the following year (Williams, 2013). B. Lyndon Johnson received help from the CIA, George H.W. Bush in particular, to kill

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