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Transcript of John Kennedy
Civil Rights Movements
Bay of Pigs
John F. Kennedy
-Cuba was a dictatorship
-Cuba was invaded
-USA needed rebellion
-JFK promise of military
-Invasion on April 17th
-Backed out of promise
JFK, Robert and Teddy Kennedy in Hyannis Port, 1948
Kennedy's Harvard Yearbook
-strong civil rights activist
no civil rights laws personally
-Born in Massachusetts
-May 29, 1917
-was extremely sick all the time
-Commander of PT 109 Navy boat*
-saved friends life (injured back)
-increased US presence in Southeast Asia
-graduated from Harvard
-"While England Slept"
-nominated to run against Nixon
-dropped out of London School of Economics and
Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy, 1942.
Alliance for Progress
"John F. Kennedy Library and Museum." John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Columbia Point, Boston MA, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2012.
"John F. Kennedy." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 27 Sept. 2012.
O'Brien, Steven. "John F. Kennedy." American Government. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 3 Oct. 2012.
-funded and started
-actions led to public endorsement of MLK Jr.
-spoke out in favor of desegregation and praised schools for integrating their schools
-Wife's idea after her husband's funeral
-Knights/Round table idea
-was focusing on how Kennedy's presidency was like the story of Camelot
-wanted to improve relations with Latin
America - would help keep bad rebels from creating a communist government
-3rd- world countries were economically happy with this decision
House of Representatives
1962. Photograph. Biography4u.Www.biography4u.com. Web. 8 Oct. 2012.
- November 22, 1963
- Killer = Lee Harvey Oswald
- Shot in neck and head
- Rushed to Parkland hospital & bled to death
1948. Photograph. John F. Kennedy Library, Hyannis Port. CNN. Web. 8 Oct. 2012.
JFK_Navy-736676. N.d. Photograph. Aviationintel.com. Word Press. Web. 8 Oct. 2012.
By: Allison Witucki, Laura Toole, and Maddie Ellery
John F. Kennedy's 1940 Harvard Yearbook Entry. 1940. Photograph. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Web. 8 Oct. 2012.
"Mr. President, you can't say that
Dallas doesn't love you."
"That's very obvious."
"What Were The Dead Presidents' Last Words??" Frequently Asked Dead Presidents Questions. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Oct. 2012.
Overall, we believe that John F. Kennedy was a successful president due to his ambition to help make America more advanced through ideas such as the Space Race. Despite some disagreements on how he handled issues like Civil Rights and the Bay of Pigs, Kennedy did what he believed would benefit the country the most.