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What's Your View?

What did the JFK assassination lead to? Share your thoughts on the watershed events of November 1963, the aftermath, and how America changed.

President Lyndon Johnson with civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Ralph Abernathy and Claude Pepper in 1965.

President Lyndon Johnson with civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Ralph Abernathy and Claude Pepper in 1965. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division


1. Did President Kennedy's assassination and the killings of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy bring about a mood of national cynicism? (333 responses)

Yes
93% 93%
No
 6% 6%


2. Would there have been so much conflict over the Vietnam War without the turmoil caused by the political assassinations? (316 responses)

Yes
54% 54%
No
45% 45%


3. In the years following the assassination did Americans begin suspecting the U.S. government of acting less democratically? (326 responses)

Yes
94% 94%
No
 5% 5%


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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