JFK: The Truth
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Jim Garrison talks to a jury during the trial of Clay Shaw and urges it to pursue the path of truth and justice. He states that truth is a threat to power and that justice does not come automatically; it is up to human beings to create justice. Jim reminds the jury of its democratic principles and recalls the famous quote by John F. Kennedy, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

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  1. Why does the jury have a lot to think about?
  2. How can truth pose a threat to power?
  3. What does he call one of the most terrible moments in the history of the United States?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the impact of significant national and international decisions and conflicts...

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