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John F. Kennedy

What did John F. Kennedy do that was important?

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March 31, 2014 4:16PM

John Kennedy, along with Jackie and his small children, brought a new spirit to the country. He faced down the Soviet Union when they were installing missiles in Cuba. The Soviet Union and the United States were just minutes away from war when the Soviets backed down after US battleships ordered Russian ships that were carrying missiles to turn back.

Kennedy helped promote the Civil Rights movement and was an excellent public speaker. He had several innovative ideas for progress that were later put into motion by Lyndon Johnson. Kennedy did not always do just what was in his best interest politically, but what was in the best interest of the country.

He pushed for the space program that put the man on the moon. He also helped create the peace core which shows the United States.