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JFK ranks as the most influential president.
Transcript of JFK ranks as the most influential president.
Established the Peace Corps
Established Peace Corps, one of the still most influential diplomatic foreign government programs in all that were established by Presidential administrations to this day.
Guided the world out of a Nuclear catastrophe in the Bay of Pigs through swift diplomatic negotiation with Russia
Mended Civil Rights and enforced equality in America; took control of racial segregation.
Promoted the Arts around America; popularized appreciation of theater and painting.
Promoted Democracy and better relations with Latin American and several underdeveloped countries.
Zoomed Ahead in the Space Race
In the 1950's, America and most Western democratic countries lived "...in an age of both knowledge and ignorance". In 1957 the Soviet Union launched the Sputnick, putting the Communist ahead in the Space Race. Four years later, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagaran became the first man to orbit the Earth, leaving the United States under the Eisenhower Administration devastated. John F Kennedy's firm and determined speeches encouraged the American population to eventually allow his administration to
expand (budget-wise and in size). Disproving many skeptics of NASA, increasing its budget by $2 Billion, Kennedy and America had sent the first two men into by his first year as President. His speeches, actions, and admired respect for knowledge inspired NASA, and led to Buzz Aldrin becoming the first man on the moon on July 20th 1969 .
The JFK Administration Remains as the Most Influential on World Politics to this Day.
Swiftly Dealt with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
He dealt with Russian missile in Cuba swiftly removing the threat of a nuclear war between the U.S. and Soviet Russia.
Enforced Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
By using firm, respectable American negotiation, JFK reinforced the safety of the American people from Soviet arms
Ban of nuclear weapons lead to a safer modern international community
Major Accomplishments of Administration
Promoted and Endorsed Civil rights
Many accomplished famous americans died of assassination such as Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. At 12:30 p.m. on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, JFK joined this list when he was was fatally shot 4 times and died an hour later at Parklands Hospital. Many people assassinated have proven to be magnificent, yet controversial leaders, whose character and visions live on with their name. To this day, the people with the biggest competitors and protestors avail to be the men and women with the biggest dreams for America.
"Assassination of John F. Kennedy." Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 110-113. Biography in Context. Web. 3 June 2014.
Personally endorsed by Martin Luther King Jr. after promising his safe release from prison in 1960. In the 1960's election 70% of the African American population voted for JFK
Integrated Ole Miss and U of Alabama (ended segregation in American universities)
Drafted Civil Rights bill in 1963 which was not passed during his administration because of his sudden tragic death (Congress carried out the Bill in his honor)
"Peace Corps." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2014.
"John Fitzgerald Kennedy." Historic World Leaders. Gale, 1994. Biography in Context. Web. 4 June 2014.
Established March 31, 1961, the Peace Corps was founded under executive order within the State Department in order to promote peace, education, health, development, and democracy in underdeveloped countries. Based on solely serving the poorest countries, the Peace Corps let the general public regain faith and trust in their government (a pattern that would continue through Watergate). American civilians pour out of our country ever year to this day "...in the nation's service, and in the service of all nations," under one of the most internationally significant and beneficial projects ever established by the Executive Branch of the United States of America.
"The Decision to Go to the Moon: President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 Speech before Congress." The Decision to Go to the Moon: President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 Speech before Congress. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2014.
"Civil Rights Movement." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2014.
Space Program." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2014.
To this day, the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Administration remains to be the most influential to this day. The way world powers deal and utilize nuclear weapons still relies on JFK's compliance with the ban treaty. Integration in America was led by JFK and still positively impacts race relations in the United States. By spurring NASA development, he made America to be the eventual victor of the "Space Race", emerging to be the most technoligically advanced country in the world as we know it to be today.
"My fellow americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."-JFK
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."-JFk
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -JFK
"Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind." -JFK
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."- JFK
"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." -JFK
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." -JFK
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." -JFK
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." -JFK
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth." -JFK
"A child miseducated is a child lost." -JFK
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on" -JFK
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men." -JFK
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life." -JFK
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." -JFK
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." -JFK
"The best road to progress is freedom's road." -JFK
"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him." -JFK
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree." -JFk
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -JFK
"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." -JFK
"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others." -JFk
"For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future." -JFk
"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters." -JFK
"One represents danger and the other represents opportunity." -JFK