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John F. Kennedy, although only President for 34 months, Kennedy had a profound effect on the hearts and minds of Americans. At a time when the world teetered on the edge of nu…clear self-annihilation, he walked the fine line between a determination for freedom and the perils of confrontation. He is most known for the Cuban Missile Crisis. While he refused to invade communist Cuba, he also refused to allow the USSR to establish missile bases there. He believed in improving the world by example, sending foreign aid and establishing the Peace Corps to help the Third World. He helped build NASA into a vast enterprise to explore the New Frontier of space. He brought new pressure to bear on the issue of Civil Rights, using the power of the federal government to end the second-class citizenship of African-Americans. He also represented the idealism of American youth. Why is he so famous? Because he was courageous enough to stand up for truth and justice. He was a great leader with a revolutionary agenda to change our world for the good of humanity. That makes him more than famous, it makes him one of the greatest leaders this world has ever had.
Yes, John F. Kennedy was the only Catholic. At that time, Kennedy was a controversial candidate because he was a Roman Catholic. Religious prejudice, or dislike of a person …based solely upon his or her religion, probably cost him over a million votes in Illinois alone. Kennedy responded to the issue of religion in his "Houston speech" on September 11, 1960. He believed in the absolute separation of church and state (the belief that one body-church or government-would have no influence over the other). To him, this meant that no priest could tell a president what to do and no Protestant clergyman could tell his parishioners how to vote. In other words, Kennedy's religion would not affect the decisions he made as president. .
He did not wear a hat.
He was assassinated while he was president. There was no "after" for him in this life.
- Established the Peace Corps to bring American goodwill to the rest of the world. - Pledged to the world that America would land men on the moon by 1970. - Led the effort… to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis and preventing World War III. - Introduced civil rights legislation to Congress stating it was a moral issue. - Signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that banned most nuclear weapon tests that occurred in outer space, in the atmosphere, and above ground and sea.
Kennedy was assassinated (shot) while he was president. He died while in office. He did not get a chance to do anything after his presidency.
JFK ran for President, and was elected, in 1960. He was assassinated in 1963.
John F. Kennedy was the first roman catholic president of the U.S.
The first president born in the 20th century, Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. He grew up in a wealthy family. He was sickly as a child and continued to have health problems …the rest of his life. He attended private schools his whole life including the famous prep school, Choate. He then attended Harvard (1936-40) majoring in Political Science. He was an active undergraduate and graduated cum laudeIn 1960, Kennedy was nominated to run for the presidency against richard nixon, Eisenhower's Vice President. During Kennedy's nominating speech, he set forward his ideas of a "New Frontier." Nixon made the mistake of meeting Kennedy in televised debates where Kennedy came off as young and vital. Kennedy won by the smallest margin of popular votes since 1888, winning by only 118,574 votes. However, he received 303 electoral votes. .Kennedy had a tough time getting many of his domestic programs through Congress. However, he did get an increased minimum wage, better Social Security benefits, and an urban renewal package passed. He created the Peace Corps, and his goal to get to the moon by the end of the 60's found overwhelming support. On the Civil Rights front, Kennedy initially did not challenge Southern Democrats. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that only by breaking unjust laws and accepting the consequences could African Americans show the true nature of their treatment. The press reported daily on the atrocities occurring due to nonviolent protest and civil disobedience. Kennedy used executive orders and personal appeals to aid the movement. His legislative programs, however, would not pass until after his death.
yes, Kennedy was killed after about 1000 days of his first term,
No - not by about 40 years. Coolidge made a radio speech in 1923.
He won most of the votes in the elections ...
There was no period after his presidency, he was assassinated before his term ended.
No Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
By their very nature ballots are secret and a matter of privacy. Not ever one that votes is willing to admit for whom they voted. It is therefore not possible to say with an…y certainty what the percentage was.
JFK was a president of the United States in the Sixties. He was shot by a sniper during a parade.
American Protestants were concerned that Kennedy might take direction from the Pope.