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JFK: The Legacy of Our 35th President

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Transcript of JFK: The Legacy of Our 35th President

The Legacy of John F. Kennedy
Changing

America
and the
World

Space Race
Peace Corps
Civil Rights Movement
Cold War
Spacewalk - 1969
("within this decade")
Proposed a desegregation bill...
But didn't live to see it passed.
Bay of Pigs
Should he continue it?
Decided
"Yes"
Big mistake!
Nearly every life lost.
American citizens interacting
POSITIVELY
less fortunate
with citizens of other,
countries.
Peace Corps
strengthened int'l bonds
Kennedy Space Center
Cuban
Crisis
Missile
"Ask not what your
country
can do for
you
,

but what
you
can do for your
country
."
When You Think:
"JFK"
What Do You Think Of?
Youngest
U.S. President
First Catholic President
Jack Kennedy was in the Navy
He was a war hero, decorated with a
Purple Heart
because of the
PT109 disaster
.
"It was involuntary.
They sank my boat."
Get To Know
John F. Kennedy

Nuclear

Test Ban
Treaty
Big family -
5
sisters and
3
brothers.

Jackie

and

the
kids

Joe Jr.
Jack
Rosemary
Kathleen "Kick"
Eunice
Patricia
Robert "Bobby"
Jean
Edward "Ted"
(1915)
Joe, Jr.
(1917)
John "Jack"
Loved history
Was often sick
(1918)
Rosemary
(1920)
Kathleen "Kick"
(1921)
Eunice
(1924)
Patricia
(1925)
Robert "Bobby"
(1928)
Jean
(1932)
Edward "Ted"
JFK had to "use his father's influence" to get into the Navy.

He couldn't pass the health physical.
Back problems
Surgery
Addison's Disease
"NAURO ISL…COMMANDER…NATIVE KNOWS POS'IT…HE CAN PILOT…11 ALIVE…NEED SMALL BOAT…KENNEDY".
Assassination
Lee Harvey Oswald
Motorcade; Dallas, TX
2 shots - Neck, then head
Three Shots Fired
According to the Warren Commission's official investigation:
First shot missed.
Second shot through back of neck.
Third shot through back of head.
The Motorcade
Jackie's Reaction
First...
Then...
Lee Harvey Oswald
Shot JFK from a sixth-story window of the
Texas School Book Depository
where he worked.
Jack Ruby
Married
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
in 1954
Over
3,000
people lined
the streets
JFK was a ladies'-man before he met Jackie

"Spasmodic" courtship

Jack was fascinated by Jackie
The Early Couple
Fast Forward...
(1960)
John Jr.
(1957)
Caroline
Jackie also gave birth prematurely in
August, 1963
.
They named the baby
Patrick
, but he had lung problems.
Patrick lived only two days.
Any Questions?
Bright Spots!
Things To
Work On!

That's all...
Thanks for
listening!

What I
Learned From
JFK

And Why I Chose
Him

I Chose JFK Because...
He was
Fascinating
Influential
Inspiring
Persistent
He believed in

family
,

hard work
, and

honesty
.
One More
Reason:
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