On Friday, November 22nd, 1963, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy shocked the world and sent a nation into mourning. President Kennedy was shot by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade drove down Elm Street in Dealey Plaza in the historic West End district of downtown Dallas, Texas. In the car with him was his wife, Jacqueline; Texas Governor John Connally, who was wounded, and his wife, Nellie; and Secret Service Agents, Roy Kellerman and William Greer, the driver. It was 12:30 pm when the assassin fired shots through the crowds of people who had lined the streets just to wave and get a glimpse of the President and the First Lady as they passed by. .
A week later, Lyndon B. Johnson, President Kennedy's successor, formed the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination. In September 1964, the Warren Commission confirmed that President Kennedy had been killed, and Governor Connally had been injured by shots fired by Lee Harvey Oswald. In addition, they reported that Oswald acted alone in the assassination, as there was no evidence found of a conspiracy involving anyone else. Also, concluded was that only three bullets were fired during the assassination and that they were all fired from the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository by a rifle owned by Oswald. The first bullet hit President Kennedy, the second hit Governor Connally, and the third hit President Kennedy, killing him. For over four decades the Warren Commission's findings have been questioned and debated. And, although facts have confirmed and physical evidence has proved that Lee Harvey Oswald, alone, had killed President Kennedy, speculation, theories, and conspiracy allegations continue to this day. .
In order to determine what kind of depraved individual Lee Harvey Oswald was and what would make him commit such a horrific crime, The Warren Commission looked into his personal life, his upbringing, his political beliefs, and his increasing disturbing behavior in the months leading up to the assassination.