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Did Kennedy fulfill his promise to "get America moving again

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Hannah Rake

on 11 April 2014

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Transcript of Did Kennedy fulfill his promise to "get America moving again

campaigned to bridge the missile gap with the Soviets
issued a call for citizen engagement and public service
reduced taxes
With the Alliance for Progress and the Peace Corps, he brought American idealism to the aid of developing nation
Responding to ever more urgent demands, he took vigorous action in the cause of equal rights, calling for new civil rights legislation
Space race inspired many Americans
kennedy refused to directly involve US with Cuban invasion because he thought it would cause WWIII
refused to commit combat forces to Vietnam
urged the creation of a more mobile military- Green Berets
faced major crises:
-The Bay of Pigs
-Cuban Missile Crisis
-Civil Rights Movement
Did Kennedy fulfill his promise to "get America moving again"? Why or why not?
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