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The Presidency of John F. Kennedy
Transcript of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy
-John F. Kennedy Kennedy, during his election, supported Civil Rights but seemed to not care once elected. However he did create the civil rights bill but would not see it pass due to his assassination. As a battle for equality raged in our nation, Cuba
became more of a threat. On April 15, 1961, Kennedy sent 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban refugees to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro, know as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Castro ultimately bested JFK and the invasion failed. The bill eventually passed in 1964 The U.S. first discovered that
Russia planned to store missiles in Cuba in October of 1962 Cubans... ...And Russians!? Kennedy then proceeded to blockade the island and sent offensive weapons to the area to defend the U.S. The Bay of Pigs Invasion! John Fitzgerald
Kennedy The Start Civil Rights At this point the US seemed at the point of nuclear war but after several days Russia decided to remove the missiles. Side Note JFK had lots of charisma and leadership qualities, which most people say helped him win the election, but it's arguably his support for Civil Rights that helped him win votes from the south Let's Race! Russia stunned the
entire world when it
put Sputnik into Space. Kennedy knew that if the US were to remain a Independent, Powerful, and Authoritative Nation they would need to concur Space. After many triumphs and fails of both countries, on July 20, 1969 the American team in Apollo 11 landed on the moon ending the Space Race. The End. On November 21, 1963, Kennedy flew to Dallas, Texas for a campaign appearance. November 22, Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, with Texas governor John Connally, rode through crowds in downtown Dallas in a Lincoln Continental convertible. From 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository building, 24-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald, a proud Marxist, according to the Warren Commission, fired upon the car, hitting the president twice. Kennedy died at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the age of 46.
Oswald himself never outwardly expressed interest in kill JFK before he himself was shot by Jack Ruby. We are expected to believe Oswald was the killer with no motive. Some believe that Oswald wasn't the only person involved, some believe he didn't even pull the trigger. A common belief is that he was just a placeholder and that either Fidel Castro was involved in JFK's murder or the mob or even the FBI itself. Or was it the End? While Kennedy was in office for a shorter time then some, he certainly had some great and lasting achievements mostly in the realm of foreign affairs. Kennedy created the Peace Corps in 1961. By the end of the century, over 170,000 volunteers served in 135 countries. The Peace Corps is still in service today. Also in 1961, Kennedy formed the Alliance for Progress to create better economic ties with Latin America, to try to get rid of poverty and stop the spread of communism. Why JFK? To the American people John F. Kennedy is a hero, a visionary politician who, if not for his death, may have changed the political and social turmoil of the late 1960s. JFK is a man who set himself apart from all others and rose as a special and powerful leader. Me Timeline of Important Events
throughout Presidency July 1960-
JFK wins the Democratic nomination for president with Lyndon Johnson as his running mate. November 8, 1960-
JFK becomes president. January 20, 1961-
John F. Kennedy is sworn in as President of the United States. March 1961-
JFK announces the establishment of the Peace Corps.
Attempted U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba ends in disaster at the Bay of Pigs. August 1961-
U.S.A. and Latin American nations join in the "Alliance for Progress." October 16, 1962: ·The U.S. obtains photos of Soviet missile emplacements in Cuba, bringing about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
October 22, 1962-
JFK announces naval quarantine of Cuba. October 28, 1962-
Soviet Union agrees to remove its missiles from Cuba. June 1963-
JFK calls civil rights struggle a "moral crisis" for America. November 22, 1963-
JFK is assassinated while riding through the streets of Dallas, Texas. The End Bibliography Bibliography "Excellent JFK Documentary." YouTube. YouTube, 16 Feb. 2011. Web. 07 May 2013.
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