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"John Fitzgerald Kennedy." Historic World Leaders. Gale, 1994. Biography in Context. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. Article. Biography in Context, in the article “John Fitzgerald Kennedy” claims that JFK’s legacy is one of the largest and most memorable legacies in the history of Presidents of the United States. In their article, they use quotes from historians and other people who observed JFK and his family in order to emphasize the impact of JFK’s presidency and the Kennedy family. For example, they quote historian Doris Kearns Goodwin who claims that “no American family has had a more vivid and powerful impact on the life of their times” (Biography in Context 94). This evidence suggests that JFK had an extremely large impact on the United States. "Franklin D. Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech." American Decades Primary Sources. Ed. Cynthia Rose. Vol. 5: 1940-1949. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 213-215. Biography in Context. Web. 10 Jan. 2014. Article. Franklin Roosevelt, in his Pearl Harbor Speech, asks Congress to declare war on Japan. In his speech he speaks about recent meeting the United States had with Japan, where alliance and peace in the Atlantic were suggested. Due to several factors that played into the attack on Pearl Harbor, the President states that the attack was “deliberately planned many days or even weeks [ago]” (Roosevelt ’41). He makes these facts evident to those listening to the speech in order to draw in feelings of betrayal by Japan, so that they would be on board with declaring war. This evidence suggests that FDR was, in fact, a very intelligent president and a very talented speaker. "Manhattan Project." The Cold War--1945-1991. Gale, 1992. U.S. History in Context. Web. 13 Jan. 2014. Article. US History in Context, in... ... middle of paper ... ...o help South Vietnam defend itself against Communists, as opposed to winning a war. Even so, MACV was associated with views of the American war effort in Vietnam. "Kennedy, John F." Television in American Society Reference Library. Ed. Laurie Collier Hillstrom and Allison McNeill. Vol. 3: Primary Sources. Detroit: UXL, 2007. 65-76. U.S. History in Context. Web. 13 Jan. 2014. Source. TV Guide, in the article “A Force That Has Changed the Political Scene” carries readers through JFK’s presidency, from early stages of campaigning all the way through his assassination. It elaborates that he was the youngest president to take office and he “swooned” America with his good looks. They write about his policies, from foreign policies to the civil rights movement. For example, it says that JFK “sent federal troops into the South … to end the segregation of public schools.”

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