On This Day: President John F. Kennedy - Life, Death, Legacy

On November 22nd, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot as his motorcade traveled through the streets of downtown Dallas, TX. Upon his death, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the U.S. C-SPAN Classroom has aggregated a number of video resources to help your students learn more about the day, his life, and the major events of his presidency.

John F. Kennedy Biographical Vignette

John F. Kennedy Biographical Vignette

Additional Resources

  • Video Clip: JFK Assassination Documents

    Philip Shenon talked about the October 26, 2017 deadline for the release of government documents on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Bell Ringer: Press Coverage of the Kennedy Assassination

    Newseum curator Carrie Christoffersen visited Newseum’s exhibit, “Three Shots Were Fired,” which considers how the events and story of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas were documented and disseminated by the press.