JFK Assassination Project

By: Audie, Gabby, and Sydney

Multiple Theories

The JFK assassination has multiple theories on how everything went down. One of the most popular theories is the "Magic Bullet" or the "Single Bullet" theory.

The facts

This theory states that a single bullet went through the back of President Kennedy’s neck, out his throat, struck Governor Connally in the back exited through his chest below his nipple, went through his right and and struck him in the thigh.

This theory was introduced by the Warren Commission.

There was lack of damage to the Presidential Limousine so this suggests it was only one bullet. The zapruder film has been used by many people to reconstruct the scene of the incident and have concluded that it could have happened.

The Warren Commission stated that this theory was possible because of where the car was when the President was shot, where the shot came from, and the way the 2 men were sitting in the car when they were shot.

Newspaper Articles

Secondary Sources

Some people disagree with this theory because in some pictures it appears that the Governor was sitting directly in front of the President and if he were shot from the school book depository the bullet would have changed direction mid-flight and struck the governor. Other people disagree with this theory because the bullet would have went through 15 layers of clothing, 7 layers of skin, and approximately 15 inches of tissue, struck a necktie knot, removed 4 inches of rib, and shattered a radius bone.

Some Americans believed that the Warren Commission was hiding evidence of the assassination. They were accused of not interviewing important witnesses and burying evidence. The crime scene was not handled very well either. Investigators were using their bare hands to pick up evidence and move the boxes that Oswald allegedly used to create a snipers nest.

Some people today agree with the Warren Commission’s findings. The single bullet theory is now referred to as the single bullet fact. Although many Americans agree with the theory there are still skeptics of the events that took place.

Eye Witnesses