Kennedy Assassination

The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
On November 22nd 1963 our nation was shaken to its core as President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Several months later the Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin.   Since the Warren Report was released millions of Americans believe that there was in fact another shooter. Although the government is sticking to the original findings of the Warren Report, the public has manufactured hundreds of conspiracy theories and some actually have some validity. The assassination of President Kennedy is one of the most tragic events in our nation’s history, however, many people argue about what actually happened that day.
There are many places where one can find information on what happened in Dallas that day. Personally, I found the library here on campus to be very useful. Also, magazines such as Time and Newsweek have articles in their archives that were published shortly after Kennedy was assassinated. These articles really help to give one an insight to how the nation was reacting right after Kennedy died. There are also many sights that one can find on the internet that give detailed descriptions of multiple conspiracy theories. One method that I found very effective to finding primary sources was to check the archives of newspapers and other journalistic publications. However just typing my topic into search engines proved to be far less useful, and most of the sources that it came up with were very unreliable. One way I found to test the credibility of a source is to ask myself a series of questions. The questions that I would typically ask myself were “was/is this source published in a credible journal/paper?” or, “Has this source come from a government agency?”. Another question I would ask is “When was this source published? And how does it coincide with the date of the incident?.” I found that this was the best way to find if a certain source is credible.