What was an event that occurred during kennedys administration that was a carry over of world war 2 and symbolic of the cold war was?
The Cuban missile crisis.
Kennedy supported women's rights. During is administration the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) was created by executive order 10980 signed on December 14, 1961 to advise the president on issues concerning the status of women. The Commission influenced the creation of the National Organization for Women. During the Kennedy administration focus shifted from protections for women to equality of women and Congress considered 412 bills related to the status of women.
The US was just starting to get involved in Viet Nam and this would evolve into a War during Johnson's administration. The Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba occurred the first months of his office. The CIA helped plan that operation before his office and this plan to overthrow Castro failled. The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during his office.