He won the election and as Congressman voted for Truman's welfare programs, including expanded social security benefits, aid to veterans, and old-age benefits. In 1952, Kennedy upset the veteran Republican Senator Henry Cabot Lodge by winning his seat in the US Senate. He and his family began working tirelessly for his presidential nomination as early as 1956. In 1956 Kennedy almost gained the Democratic nomination for Vice President, and four years later was a first-ballot nominee for President. Millions watched his four television debates with the Republican candidate and current Vice President, Richard M. Nixon.
Bush was Reagan's Vice President, so he started the race as the Republican front-runner. Bush's campaign was startled after its loss to Dole in the Iowa Caucus. Bush stepped up the campaigning, uttering his famous line, "Read my lips, no new taxes." Dole soon ran out of steam when Vice President Bush won every state in the Super Tuesday Primaries. Bush's strong victories are attributed to his ability to gain the support of the religious fundamentalists, mainly in the South.
Barry Morris Goldwater was a businessman and five-term United States Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 1964 election. “A Time for Choosing” was effective, because he gave personal examples to capture the audiences’ attention, and gave humor to a tough subject. The United States presidential election of 1964 was the 45th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1964. Democratic candidate and incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson had come to office less than a year earlier following the assassination of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy.
On November 24th, two days after this tragic loss, Lee was being transferred to County Jail. A man named Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald at point blank range. Oswald died two hours later at the local hospital. Although Lee Harvey Oswald fired the bullet that killed John F. Kennedy, many people believe that the mafia and CIA orchestrated the assassination plan. John Fitzgerald Kennedy w... ... middle of paper ... ...hicago, Illinois.
The J.F.K. Assassination The 1960 Presidential election was won by John F. Kennedy who defeated the incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon by the narrowest margin in history. Kennedy, a senator from Massachusetts was the only Roman Catholic and the youngest man elected to the presidency. In 1963, during his third year in office President Kennedy's popularity increased and he had already started planning for his reelection campaign. On the morning of November 23, 1963, the President flew to Dallas where he was to speak at a lunch held at the Trade Mart.
He was the youngest Roman Catholic to become the president of the United States. His two most cherished projects were the big income tax cut and his civil rights measure. Kennedy influenced me in a positive way. I learned that anything is possible if you put your mind even though you use to be nobody. He succeeds against all odds and he fought aggressively even though he was seriously physically ill. On Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Dallas, Texas.
Then, suddenly a metallic bang rang through the air and screams reverberated through the plaza. Bullets hit the President in the neck and head, and his body collapsed towards his horrified wife. The governor of Texas, who was also in the vehicle, was hit in the chest. The President was rushed to Parkland Hospital quickly after the initial shots at 12:30 P.M. on that November afternoon. Tragically, only half an hour later, President John F. Kennedy’s heart activity halted, and he was pronounced dead.
He used th... ... middle of paper ... ...y percent of the popular vote and won 523 of 531 electoral votes. Although Roosevelt filled the supreme court with his supporters, his second term he had less success than in his first due to Republican victories and difficulties passing the “New Deal”. In 1940 he was nominated for an unpredictable third term. He felt only he could lead America through World War 2 with his familiarity and understanding of the situation. Roosevelt, the only president to be elected more than two terms, was elected for an uncommonly remarkable fourth term on November 7, 1944.
That afternoon, Lee Harvey Oswald, who was employed in the warehouse, was arrested in a movie theater and charged with murder. On November 24 the body of President Kennedy was carried on a horse drawn carriage from the White House to the Rotunda of the Capitol.10 Hundreds of thousands of people filed passed the coffin of the president. The grave was marked by an eternal flame.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, the youngest person ever to be elected President, the first Roman Catholic and the first to be born in the 20th century. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as President, therefore his achievements were limited. Nevertheless, his influence was worldwide, and his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis may have prevented the United States from entering into another world war. Kennedy was especially admired by the younger people and he was perhaps the most popular president in history. Kennedy expressed the values of 20th century America and his presidency had an importance beyond its political achievements.