This week, I am sharing a “what if?” video by AlternateHistoryHub. AlternateHistoryHub has been producing these thought-provoking videos for years. This makes them an interesting source for history discussions as well as for writers looking for creative prompts. They also release the occasional video on pop culture as well.
For this week’s video, AlternateHistoryHub considers the possibility of what might have happened if JFK had not been assassinated. JFK’s assassination has been the source of numerous conspiracy theories and other conjecture throughout the years. The consideration of what life would have been like had he lived has also led to shows such as Red Dwarf throwing their two cents in.
I have some more activities for you this week.
- What do you think the world would look like right now had JFK lived? Write at least a paragraph citing policies that he was attached to. Compare these with the policies implemented by LBJ.
- Write an alternate timeline wherein Ronald Reagan doesn’t survive the assassination attack during the 80’s.
- Write an alternate timeline where Barry Goldwater is elected.
You can find the AlternateHistoryHub channel here.