The JFK Assassination: A Conspiracy or Tragedy?.
Forty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was shot and assassinated in broad daylight while on a trip to Dallas, devastating the nation and shocking the world. His accused killer was caught but was killed soon after. At least four separate government investigations have come to conflicting conclusions about what happened. Speculation over "what really happened" in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 is a national institution. Hundreds of books, films, television specials and websites have sifted through the minutiae of assassination evidence, suspicion and intrigue. Theorists have fingered suspects from the Mafia to the Cubans to the CIA to Lyndon Johnson and the Federal Reserve. The Warren Commission and the House Committee had different views concerning JFK's assassination. The crucial difference between the two reports was that the Warren Commission believed the president was killed by the shots fired by Oswald, while the House committee suspected two gunmen were involved, based on "various scientific projects.".
After Kennedy's assassination, Americans suspected a conspiracy. To avoid rumors, .
Kennedy's successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, appointed a presidential commission to investigate the assassination of Kennedy. Even though Johnson believed in a conspiracy, he wanted a commission to take part. "The 888-page report concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, an ex-Marine who had defected to the Soviet Union in 1959 and later returned, had fired three shots from the window of the Texas School Book Depository, inflicting all of Kennedy's and Connally's wounds- (Cullather 178). .
Based upon the investigation, the [Warren] Commission concluded that there is no credible evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald was part of a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy. Examination of the facts of the assassination itself revealed no indication that Oswald was aided in the planning or execution of his scheme.