Kennedy assassination evokes thoughts of conspiracy in much of contemporary U. Most explanations other than the official decision of the U.S. government are elaborate conspiracy theories. Many events of that day are still debated, but Kennedy's route that day is agreed upon.
Nov. 22, 1963 JFK arrived at Dallas" Love Field from Fort Worth at 11:37a.m. He was accompanied by his wife Jackie Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and Texas governor John Connally. At 12:30 p.m. the open car passed by Dealy Plaza moving West on Elm. As the president passed gun shots rang out. Both Kennedy and Connally were wounded, but only Kennedy's were fatal. Kennedy was pronounced dead at 1:00 p.m. At 1:12p.m. police discovered a barricade of boxes, three spent bullet cartridges, and a paper bag in the southeast corner window area on the sixth floor of a nearby school book depository. Later police found a rifle between several boxes near the sixth floor staircase (www.texasmonthly.com/ranch/jfk/time.php).
Seven days later Kennedy's successor President Johnson created the president's commission on the assassination of John F. Kennedy (commonly known as The Warren Commission). Ten months after the assassination The Warren Commission issued it's report. The report now occupies 363 cubic feet in the National Archives and Records Administration under a 1992 mandate by President Bush which required all material .
relating to the assassination be housed in a single collection (http://www.archives.gov/research_room/jfk/background_jfk.html#warren).
The Warren Commission and many other people wanting to solve the mystery of Kennedy's assassination have studied the Zapruder Film. The film was recorded by Abraham Zapruder and it shows the parade during the assassination. Many people believe that the film has been doctored. Whether or not the film is authentic the U.S. Government paid Zapruder's heirs sixteen million dollars.