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John F. Kennedy's Assassination

- On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 in the afternoon, President John F. Kennedy was shot at and killed while participating in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. The most important question that arises from this incident is ‘Who killed President John F. Kennedy?’ This is an issue which has been debated by scholars, The Government, and even common people alike. Many people seem to feel that it was a conspiracy, some large cover-up within a cover-up. Some theories are that it was organized by the CIA, Fidel Castro, an Anarchist group, even by Vice-President Lyndon Johnson....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Characters 1. Every character is connected leaving no loose end. I. Ignatius i. A modern Don Quixote. ii. Hates modern society. iii. Prefer the middle Ages, obsess with Boethius. II. Myrna Minkoff "The minx" i. Have different perspective from Ignatius. ii. Is fascinated with Ignatius. iii. Ignatius and her do things to impress each other even thought they are separated. III. Irene Reilly i. Long time widow. ii. Thinks Ignatius is a child. iii. Drink a lot of wine and its constantly drunk....   [tags: Confederacy Dunces Toole]

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The Assassination Of Jfk.

- Who Really Did It On a beautifully sunny, mid 67 degree day in 1963, America as we knew it was about to change forever. November 22, John Fitzgerald Kennedy took a ride in his motorcade with the top down through the Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Once, the motorcade slowed down to approximately 10 MPH, to take the turn onto Elm street, and it was like time froze. That was the longest stretch of road for many American civilians and the nation as a whole. That afternoon, as crowds gathered in the plaza, there was something that seemed a little off to many people....   [tags: John F. Kennedy assassination, John F. Kennedy]

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John F. Kennedy

- Among his many honors as President of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy remains the youngest man ever elected to the office of Chief Executive, and the youngest man to die while still fulfilling his duties. Serving as America's President, John F. Kennedy held his office for 1000 days, dying November 22nd, 1963, assassinated at the age of 46. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, the second son of nine children of the wealthy Roman Catholic Kennedy family....   [tags: Biography]

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John F Kennedy

- Across the centuries and across the continents, important figures have played key roles in the upbringing of our beloved America. As a country we have grown through the strengths of many people. John F. Kennedy has made his mark in America’s political and social society. On the histories plains of the state of Massachusetts, May 29, 1917 marked an important day in history. The birth of America’s 35th president: John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, his mother, would bear four boys and five girls....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- Magazine publisher, lawyer. Born November 25, 1960, in Washington, D.C. The first child ever born to a president-elect, Kennedy was the second child born to John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). After President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, little "John-John" won America's hearts in that much photographed moment when, as just a small child, he bravely saluted his father's casket. With looks inherited from his attractive parents, Kennedy, despite strict protection from his mother, has been in the media spotlight his entire life as one of American journalists' favorite subjects....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- JFK John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States (1961-1963). He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917,the second oldest in a family of nine children, the son of financier Joseph P. Kennedy, who served as ambassador to Great Britain during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He graduated from Harvard University in 1940. In 1941, John Kennedy joined the Navy. He became the commander of a small boat assigned to the battle in the Pacific against the Japanese....   [tags: essays papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, the second oldest in a family of nine children. His great grandparents had come to the United States from Ireland in the mid-1800s after a food shortage caused severe poverty in that country. Although their families had not come to the United States with much money, both of John Kennedy's grandfathers became political leaders in Boston. One of them, John Fitzgerald, was elected mayor in 1905. John Kennedy's father, Joseph Patrick Kennedy became a very wealthy businessman, an adviser to President Franklin D....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy John F. Kennedy ( JFK ) was known throughout the world for his heroic deeds. He has helped many Americans many different ways from saving a mans life and keeping him from drowning, to helping African Americans. He had come from a very political family, and knowing that he felt that he had to carry on the tradition of that after his brother Joe had past away. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, the second oldest in a family of nine children....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy was destined to be president of the United States. He would rather mold history than let history mold itself. John Kennedy was born in Brookline, MA in 1917. His mother was Irish and his father was a graduate of Harvard University and had entered the business world. After their arrival as immigrants, John’s grandparents entered politics. John had attended four different schools before attending Harvard. He first attended Dexter School in Brookline where he played football....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th president of the United States, the youngest person ever to be elected president. He was also the first Roman Catholic president and the first president 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 war. Young people especially liked him....   [tags: Biographies Presidents Papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was one of the greatest presidents of the twentieth century. He united almost the entire nation under a common goal; the Moon. His charisma could turn skeptics into believers, and strengthen the bond between himself and his supporters. He had so much charisma because he used many rhetorical devices in his speeches, the same rhetorical devices that have been wooing crowds of people since the time of Rome. One of his most memorable speeches he gave was at Rice University in 1962....   [tags: President Presidency Governmental Essays]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy In November 1960, at the age of 43, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man ever elected president of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt had become president at 42 when President William McKinley was assassinated, but he was not elected at that age. On Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas, Tex., the fourth United States president to die by an assassin's bullet. Kennedy was the nation's first Roman Catholic president. He was inaugurated in January 1961, succeeding Republican President Dwight D....   [tags: Papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States in 1961. At the age of forty-three, he was the youngest man ever elected president. He was also the first Roman Catholic ever elected to the oval office. Rich, handsome, charming, elegant, articulate, and from a well known family, Kennedy became a natural recipiant of admiration both in the United States and abroad. His assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 23, 1963 resulted in public outrage and widespread mourning throughout the nation and the World....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his pen car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, makind decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-selling novels from his experiences....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in the Boston suburb of Brookline. Kennedy was the son of Joseph P. Kennedy a formerambassador to Great Britain. Kennedy was much like his father, possesing a delightful sense of humor, a strong family loyalty, a concern for the state of the nation, endless vitality and a constant air of confidence no matter how dire the situation (Kennedy, Sorensen, Harper & Row, New York 1965, Page 18). Growing up in a priviliged household and graduating with honors from Harvard....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917 into a rich Boston family of Irish-Catholics. He was one of eight siblings that enjoyed a childhood of the most elite private schools, boats, servants, and summer homes. During his adolescence, John or "Jack" Kennedy suffered from many serious illnesses, this however, did not seem to stop him, he strove for the best. To prove he could make his own way Kennedy wrote a best-selling book while attending college at Harvard and after graduating he entered World War II through joining the U.S....   [tags: Biography]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- JFK John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Jack) was born in Brooklyn Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, to Joseph Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald, who were the children of Patrick Kennedy and John Fitzgerald (Honey Fitz), whose parents both emigrated from Ireland in 1858. Honey Fitz was governor of Boston and served on the House of Representatives. Both men were influential in politics. Joseph and Rose Kennedy had nine children: Joseph Jr., John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, Jean, and Edward (Teddy)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- On the sunny morning of November 22, 1963 the United States lost a great leader, man, and the 35th president, John F. Kennedy. No one really knows the reasons behind the assassination or who actually killed JFK. JFK was one of the most liked presidents by the people because of his age and his looks. If, on that friday morning, no one had pulled a trigger we may have had a change in our current history. The United States may have never become as involved in the Vietnam War, or maybe there may have never been a Vietnam War....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He was the youngest president ever to be elected, the first Roman Catholic president, and the first president to be born in the 20th century. Although, he didn't get the chance to live out his term and possible another one, he changed the entire world. No other president was so popular, especially with the young people. John F. Kennedy was born May 29th, 1917, child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy. John had eight brothers and sisters: Joseph P....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in the Boston suburb of Brookline. Kennedy was the son of Joseph P. Kennedy a formerambassador to Great Britain. Kennedy was much like his father, possesing a delightful sense of humor, a strong family loyalty, a concern for the state of the nation, endless vitality and a constant air of confidence no matter how dire the situation In 1946, Kennedy ran successfully for a Boston-based seat in the U.S. House of Representatives; he was reelected in 1948 and 1950....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy Black and white portrait of President Kennedy distributed by the White House John F. Kennedy was the president of the United States. He was also the youngest president and the first Roman Catholic. Although he was only in power for 2 years and 10 months his legacy still lives on today, through books, images, buildings and numerous conspiracy theories. American society over the years has portrayed him as an American Hero fighting for peace and justice....   [tags: Papers]

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John F Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of United States, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. His father, Joseph Kennedy Sr., was a wealthy investor who wanted his sons to be important figures in American politics. Joseph Kennedy Sr. always favored his oldest son, Joseph Jr., to achieve his family's long time ambition to become a President of the United States. However, his eyes turned to John, after Joseph was killed in battle during World War II. John knew he was going to be the replacement for his brother; only way to make his father happy was to become an important figure in American politics....   [tags: Biography US History President]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. John was the second of nine children born to Joseph Patrick and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. He was brought up in a family that demanded intense physical and intellectual competition among the children and he was taught in the teachings of the Roman Catholic church and the political precepts of the Democratic Party. He graduated from Harvard University, and he published the best-seller "Why England Slept"....   [tags: Papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy The election of 1959/1960 was one of the closest fought elections of all time. Although this sounds like a good thing it is not as this means that just under half of the American voting population did not want Kennedy to be president of America and this was a an image and credit problem for Kennedy. The main reason that Kennedy got into power was because of the black population. He promised his black voters a civil rights policy and an end to poverty and segregation....   [tags: Papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- John F Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in May 29th 1917. He was the second of nine kids. He graduated from Choate School then entered Princeton College. Then quickly transferred to Harvard. After Harvard Kennedy joined the Navy in 1914. Im august 1943 he was a commander of a U.S. Navy torpedo boat PT-109. He rescued several crewmen after their boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer off the Solomon Islands. He was shoot and received an honorable discharge. For all his bravery he was awaked the Purple Heart....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy Though John F. Kennedy was only president for a short time, he inspired American patriotism and united a nation behind a common goal for peace. Kennedy was an influential man and a great leader. His faith was tested by the obstacles he had to overcome, but President Kennedy always lead his country with dignity and pride. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Known as “Jack”, he was the second child born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Jack was named after his grandfather, John Francis Fitzgerald....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- On the Road to His Grave By a razor-thin margin in the November 1960 election, John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th president of the United States. Most Americans admired his winning personality, his charisma, and his assiduous energy. He won the hearts of the nation with his charm and youth. Tragically, an assassin’s bullet cut short Kennedy’s term as president. On November 22, 1963, the youthful was shot to death while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. John was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Mass., and was the second of nine....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- Over the course of thousands of years man has become civilized. We have tried to make things better with new inventions and ideas. With these new ideas and new ways of living there have been problems associated with them. Man invented the wheel, which really improved the way he lived. But then he discovered that something as insignificant as a little hole in the ground could be his enemy when he was using the wheel. Man discovered fire and learned the good and bad that can come from it. Then later on in evolution man decided there should be a way of ranking people, like the wolves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John F. Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, into one of the wealthiest families in the United States. Universally called "JFK," he became a millionaire at the age of 21 when his father gave him one million dollars, but politics and sports were of much more importance to him. He loved touch football, tennis, golf, sailing, and swimming. JFK attended Princeton University and Harvard, graduating from there cum laude. He attended Stanford University business school before serving in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Slothful, Gluttonous, and Patronizing Character in A Condederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

- ... When Myrna went to Ignatius’s house, she told him that he looked like he had gained weight. He told her that he has gained a few pounds by continuously lying in bed, which is a sign of his slothfulness (388). Ignatius is overweight because he is gluttonous. Patrolman Mancuso went to the Reilly’s house to talk with Mrs. Reilly about her accident. When Mrs. Reilly offered him doughnuts, he declined because the box looked as if it had been subjected to abuse. Also, in the bottom of the box, he saw two pieces of doughnut out of which the jelly had been sucked (39)....   [tags: overweight, new orleans, expensive]

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John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln

- John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America. He served as President when the country was under war. Abe Lincoln was born in 1806 and grew up in the countryside as a pioneer. His mother died at a young age and he had a sister. His father married a widow that had three children and Abe Lincoln liked her very much. Every day he attended school and worked very hard on his father's farm. John F. Kennedy was born in 1917 and died in 1963....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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The Unknown Killer of John F Kennedy

- The Unknown Killer of John F Kennedy Who Killed JFK. You may ask why I say this, but it's something you really need to know. If you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald killed him then you are taking part in probably the biggest government conspiracy known to man. This massive cover-up will last for years and probably violate every single law known to man. Well, when the people started to get suspicious about the mystery involving the murder, the government dispatched the Warren Commission to investigate and silence all doubts concerning the mystery around the murder of President Kennedy....   [tags: Papers]

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John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon

- Both John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon were elected to Congress in 46, a year in which the New Deal took a serious beating as the Republicans regained control of Congress on the slogan Had Enough. Nixon of course, had campaigned against incumbent Jerry Voorhis on an anti-New Deal platform, but it's often forgotten that when JFK first ran for the House in 1946, he differentiated himself from his Democratic primary opposition by describing himself as a fighting conservative. In private, Kennedy's antipathy to the traditional FDR New Deal was even more extensive....   [tags: Compare Contrast American Politics]

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Who Shot John F. Kennedy

- Who Shot John F. Kennedy On November 22nd, 1963 America lost its innocence. It also perhaps lost its trust, trust in the American Government. In a gallop pole in 1960, 89% of the American population trusted the government. Since then it has dropped to less than to . That means that since the early 1960's over 70% of the population lost its trust in the Federal Government. While there may be different reasons why many people lost their trust, the most major one was probably the assassination and investigation of the assassination of John F....   [tags: Papers]

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John F Kennedy JFK Assassination

- It was the chilling CBS Radio Broadcast heard by millions of Americans that marked one of the biggest mysteries of modern time. "Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States is dead. John F. Kennedy has died of the wounds received in the assassination in Dallas... We Repeat- President Kennedy is dead."(Bennett 75) Although the assassination of President John F. Kennedy occurred forty-four years ago, the buzz surrounding his death never died down (Anders). It's the most controversial case in U.S....   [tags: American History]

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John F Kennedy JFK Assassination

- The Assassination of JFK The assassination of John F. Kennedy has piqued the curiosity of millions across America for decades. At first America banded together in one of the nation's most tragic events ever. However the case that was never closed provoked curiosity. Curiosity led to ideas, and those ideas led to a conspiracy theory. The facts prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald killed the president and furthermore they prove that he more than likely did not work alone. To learn about his assassination, one must first understand the kind of person JFK was....   [tags: American History]

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John F. Kennedy’s Decision

- F.I.G. JFK’s Decision The Bay of Pigs invasion was one of the most controversial political decisions that John F. Kennedy had to make. Unfortunately for him, it took place in his first months as president, so he was not fully aware of certain aspects of Eisenhower’s administration. In general the Bay of Pigs, previously known as the “Trinidad Plan” (Bates & Rosenbloom, 48), was a way for the United States to help free the people of communist Cuba from their leader, Fidel Castro. Through many misunderstandings and miscalculations, however, Kennedy’s primary goals were not met....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role of John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis

- Perhaps the most critical moment that had occurred to the United States and the world of the last century is the Cuban Missile Crisis. The significance of this event was that it had brought the world to the closest it could ever be to a nuclear war. Millions of lives, cultures and infrastructure would have been lost if it was not splendidly dealt with. Yet, a man was able to prevent this devastation, and he was none other than President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) of the United States. How was he significant to the event....   [tags: cuban missile, nuclear warfare, jfk]

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My Fellow Americans: John F. Kennedy´s Presidential Speech Analysis

- Lots of things were happening in 1960 with John F. Kennedy was to be the president of the United States of America. America is going through a period of where they are scared and worried about what is going on in the world around them. They needed a strong leader to turn them around and get them back on top. John F. Kennedy gave them just what they need to hear with his inauguration address. He spoke of helping others, working together and protecting are freedom at all cost. It was exactly what the citizens of the United States needed to hear at exact moment....   [tags: Sixties, Soviets]

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Exploring the Possibility of a Government Cover-Up with the John F. Kennedy Assassination

- In late November of the year 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited the state of Texas. While there he planned to attend a lunch in Dallas to raise money for the Democratic party. It was decided that the President would travel by motorcade from the airfield at which he landed in Dallas to this fundraiser. Unfortunately, President Kennedy never arrived at this lunch. As the Presidential motorcade drove through an area in Dallas known as Dealey Plaza, shots rang out. One of these shots fatally struck President Kennedy in the head....   [tags: american history, american presidents]

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John F. Kennedy: How the Vietnam War Would Have Been Different

- John F. Kennedy was arguably one of the best presidents and most powerful man we have experienced in the short life of America. As a leader of this country, he was a part of major events and made great progress in the timespan he spent in office (1961-1963). Some of these events include the creation of the Peace Corps, the ratification of the 23rd amendment, and the Cuban Missile crisis. (Kelly) Although, there is one undying question that has been asked by many. Possibly one of the most vexing questions left unanswered about JFK’s presidency, as well as the era of the Vietnam War....   [tags: historical analysis]

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President John F. Kennedy´s Man on the Moon Challenge

- ... They were the first nation to launch a satellite into space (Sputnik-1, October 4, 1957), the first to put an animal into space (Sputnik-2 with the dog Laika aboard, November 3, 1957), the first to land a probe on the moon (Luna-2, September 12, 1959) and the first to place a man in orbit (Vostok-1 with Cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin aboard, April 12, 1961)1. President Kennedy knew national pride was on the line so he used the opportunity to push for the most ambitious (and expensive) project since the Panama Canal and the Manhattan Project3....   [tags: congress, industry, people, speech, delivery]

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Lee Harvey Oswald’s Motives for killing President John F. Kennedy

- ... Throughout Oswald’s life their family had financial trouble which his step-brother said "Lee was brought up in this atmosphere of constant money problems, and I am sure it had quite an effect on him, and also [his brother] Robert" (National Archives). Oswald could be very violent at times and at one point “Oswald had spoken about shooting an American President” (Oswald’s Motive). His friend that he had talked to about this said that he didn’t say it jokingly. He was a very violent person and the Russian émigré community from Dallas reported that “There is also clear evidence that Oswald...had a history of wife battering” (Oswald’s Motive)....   [tags: violence, financial trouble]

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The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy : Similarities Between Abraham Lincoln And John F. Kennedy

- The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy is based on the misconception that randomness is taken into account when attempting to determine cause and effect. The book You Are Not So Smart cites many examples, the most known being the similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Author, David McRaney, gives numerous similarities between the two presidents such as both were born and elected one-hundred years apart, they were both killed on a Friday while next to their wives, and they were both succeeded by a man with the last name Johnson....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Brain, Psychology]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Courage John F. Kennedy Speaks About The Duty Of Man

- In the book Profiles in Courage John F. Kennedy speaks about the duty of man, "A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality" (266). Achilles and Aeneas are two warriors whose duty conflict wither own desire. For Achilles it is rage or more precisely cholos, and Aeneas’ is love. Aeneas and Achilles react to their duty in differently, Achilles turns away from his duty to the Greeks out of rage, and Aeneas turns away from his own desires for his duty to the Trojan survivors....   [tags: Iliad, Greek mythology, Trojan War, Priam]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy 's ' I Have A Dream '

- Throughout time speeches have been used to make a stance of an issue and persuade an audience to the ideals of the speaker. The most remembered speeches have taken a stance on an issue. March 7th celebrates the “To be heard day,” a day that celebrates people’s freedom and their ability to make a stance on an issue and be heard. Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” John F. Kennedy’s “Iganagural Address,” and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” celebrate their freedom by taking a stance on an issue; using their words to persuade the audience to join in the speaker’s stance....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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President John F. Kennedy : An Civil Right Movements Lead By People

- Context: The 60’s was a controversial decade in the United States. A lot was going on during this era, from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, to the introduction of the legendary band, The Beatles, as well as many civil right movements lead by people like Martin Luther King Jr. This caused great turbulence in the States, people were still trying to adapt to the many changes the government was generating, while still fighting for other causes. While this was going on in the US on the other side of the world, war waged in Vietnam and tension between the US and Vietnam swelled....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War]

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Affirmative Action, An Executive Order Orchestrated By President John F. Kennedy

- Affirmative Action, or “Positive Discrimination”, was introduced to society as an executive order orchestrated by President John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s.At a time when a nation struggled with social, racial, gender, and economic inequality, Affirmative Action was set in place with the intention that it would allow disadvantaged minorities, disabled individuals veterans, and women access to equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities. The United States is not the only country to have adopted affirmative action as a means of preventing discrimination....   [tags: Discrimination, Affirmative action]

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JFK's Assasination and Possible Conspiracy

- Who remembers where they were November 22, 1963. , The fateful day President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. My mother was only three and she remembers the day. She was in the living room of her childhood home when a crying neighbor called my Grandmother and broke the news. The telephone call was the beginning of a chain reaction that sent the entire house into uncontrollable mayhem. The event had that effect on the entire nation. Men and women, Democrats and Republicans, adults and children mourned the loss of their fallen leader....   [tags: american presidents, John Kennedy]

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Speech : Keeping Up With The Kennedys

- Keeping Up with the Kennedys On January 20, 1961, one of the most renown presidents was inducted into office. John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he swore before the people a solemn oath, and delivered one of the most famous speeches throughout history. He uses appeals to logos, ethos, and pathos to help emphasize his points. And makes use of hortatives, like used in paragraphs 26-27, to make his ideas relatable and welcoming. These rhetorical techniques serve to accomplish the purpose of unity in JFK’s inaugural speech and set the inviting, but persuasive tone....   [tags: Rhetoric, John F. Kennedy, Pathos]

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The Youngest US President ever to Take Office

- John F. Kennedy was voted into office during the election of 1960. To date, Kennedy is the youngest person to be elected President. Surprisingly, at the start of the campaign, Kennedy was a long shot to win the Democratic nomination. Without a distinguished presence in the political world and the stigma of being Roman Catholic, Kennedy had a lot of ground to conquer. In not just politics, but society, religion is and was a controversial issue. Kennedy, who was Catholic, struggled against critics who were anti-Catholicism....   [tags: John F. Kennedy]

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The Futile Goal of Nicholas Branch in Don DeLillo's Libra

- ... It is impossible to stop assembling data. The stuff keeps coming” (60). Branch cannot finish or even begin his report for the CIA because he does not know where or how to begin sifting through all the evidence and he is not entirely sure of the significance of most of the information. He feels as if he must make meaning out of all the material in his possession and so, because he does not know how to accomplish this, he remains perpetually immobile in his attempt to uncover and write the true history of the assassination....   [tags: John F Kennedy's assassination]

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The Effect of the Moon Landing on America

- The year before the moon landing, 1968, was one of the most violent and bitter years for American citizens. From the war in Vietnam to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Americans had begun to lose faith in their divided nation. With the activist riots in Chicago over preventing the election of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Vice-President, Hubert Humphrey, America was filled social unrest until the next year. In 1969, the uplifting broadcast of Neil Armstrong landing safely on the moon had given confirmation that America could still rise from the distress and achieve greatness....   [tags: moon, john f kennedy]

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John F. Kennedy as My Role Model

- John F. Kennedy as My Role Model I can't really think of many role models I have. I am positive somewhere throughout my life I have looked up to people. I guess John F. Kennedy is a good one to write about. I can't go wrong with him. Out of all the things he said that were very important and meaningful to me one stands out in particular. "Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly." This quotation is so very true if you take a second to think about it. I can't think of any times that I have achieved greatly without failing at first....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

- Comparing Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy The two most discussed assassinations out of the four within the position of the United States President are that of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. There are many similarities between the two and there are also some differences. There are many similarities associated with the assassination of Lincoln and Kennedy. They were both assassinated on the same day, and the men that were caught for the crime were born a century apart from each other and they were both killed before their trials....   [tags: Papers Presidents Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Political Legacy of President John F. Kennedy

- The Political Legacy of President John F. Kennedy There is something about John F. Kennedy. Could it be his charisma and charm that still entrances America. Maybe it is his elevated status as a pop culture icon that bedazzles most American citizens. It might be the martyr status he attained through his tragic assassination that makes American culture revere him as a President. Whatever the reason is that defines John F. Kennedy as probably one of the most beloved Presidents in American History; one assumption by many is that it has nothing to do with his political legacy....   [tags: Government Polititcs JFK Essays History Papers]

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Article Review on John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a Warrior for Peace

- J.F.K The Making of America: A Warrior for Peace By David Talbot TIME Magazine, July 2, 2007 This article concerns one of the most famous presidents of the twentieth century, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. It is a thoroughly written piece on Kennedy’s devotion to peace throughout his administration. The author, David Talbot, focuses on the major points of Kennedy’s administration, starting with his aggressive campaign against Richard Nixon, touching on the Bay of Pigs invasion, and finally addressing the infamous Cuban Missile Crisis....   [tags: President JFK]

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John F. Kennedy and the Civil Rights Movement

- In 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected president of the United States. During his campaign he had promised to lead the country down the right path with the civil rights movement. This campaign promise had brought hope to many African-Americans throughout the nation. Ever since Lincoln, African-Americans have tended to side with the democrats and this election was no different. The Kennedy administration had noticed that the key to the presidency was partially the civil rights issue. While many citizens were on Kennedy’s side, he had his share of opposition....   [tags: Black Civil Rights Movement]

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Mystery of Who Killed John F Kennedy

- Due to the vast speculations of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas the mystery of what really happened still lies amongst us today. From theory to theory there is no telling what the true motive in killing the President really was. Among the various theories are those that involve the Chicago mafia, Lee Harvey Oswald attempting the murder by himself, and the left and right wing factions of the U.S. government. After several investigations, there is no real proof, for any one of these theories....   [tags: American History]

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John F. Kennedy Vs. Lynden B.

- The question I am about to answer can not be answered in brief. To fully comprehend the similarities and differences between John F. Kennedy’s “New Frontier” and Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” you must understand their intentions first. John F. Kennedy was not an ordinary President. He was one with a certain “charisma”, as some put it. He was very blunt and knew how to get what he wanted. During his rain as President, he created the reform program know as the “New Frontier”. The New Frontier was developed to assure Americans of the upcoming sixties’ challenges....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- JFK WAS GOOD. THAT'S WHY THEY KILLED HIM I'm reminded of the expression "out of the mouths of babes" whenever I think about the question my son asked me one day when I was talking about JFK. It was in November 1988 and I had just bought LIFE magazine's special 25th Anniversary edition of the assassination of President Kennedy. I was sitting on the couch looking at the pictures when my two sons came home from school. They sat down beside me and I started telling them about JFK but I couldn't stop crying....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

- According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a conspiracy theory is a belief or idea that some covert and influential institution is responsible for an unexplained event or secret plot largely unknown to the commonwealth (Conspiracy Theory, 2013). Many nations have these circulating rumors of perfidious authority; however, it has been observed frequently that the United States of America is a uniquely fertile land for individuals to suspect high-ranking government organizations, or other powerful societies, are plotting to do something unlawful or harmful to American citizens....   [tags: authority, assasination, President John Kennedy]

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Strategizing Through a High-Pressure Period of Time: JFK

- Looking at the past presidents in the history of the US, John Fitzgerald Kennedy is easily one of the finest considering his accomplishments. He was known for establishing the Peace Corps, launching the first man to the moon and strategizing his way through the Cuban Missile Crisis. The only president to win a Pulitzer Prize, Kennedy knocks other leaders out of the water with the amount of achievements in his single term. American's today are grateful for Kennedy’s actions during the crisis, whereas the world could have been deceased if one wrong move was made....   [tags: cuban misile crisis, John Kennedy]

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`` The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Manchurian Candidate, And Fail Safe

- During the 1950 's and 1960 's the American culture was based on the paranoia of a nuclear war and the spread of communism. These two fears are prevalent in the three films: The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Manchurian Candidate, and Fail-Safe. Piereson, author of Camelot and Cultural Revolution, discussed how liberalism in America was affected by the Cold War, communism, and John F. Kennedy 's assassination. Piereson characterizes Kennedy as Camelot; however, Camelot is only an image. American conservatives wanted to destroy communism while liberals wanted to promote peace because they knew the consequences of a nuclear attack....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War]

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The Modern Grotesque Hero in John Kennedy Toole's, A Confederacy of Dunces

- The Modern Grotesque Hero in John Kennedy Toole's, A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole unleashes a compelling criticism of modern society in the principal work he produced in his short lifetime, A Confederacy of Dunces. Using masterfully crafted comedy, Toole actually strengthens his disparaging position on the modern world. Boisterously and unabashedly opinionated, Ignatius Reilly, the principal character of this novel, colors the narrative with a poignant humor that simultaneously evokes both laughter and pity from readers....   [tags: Confederacy of Dunces Essays]

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The Death of a President Changes to the Nation

- The death of a president in office is often a pivotal time for a nation. The people of that nation can choose from a host of ways to deal with the situation. The most powerful rhetoric after such a loss often comes not in words, but in pictures. These photographs can make more powerful arguments, more subtly than words ever could. On November 22, 1963, President John F Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald mortally wounded the president with three shots fired from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository....   [tags: john f kennedy, assassination, funeral]

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Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John F. Kennedy, What Do They all Have in Common?

- Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John F. Kennedy, what do they all have in common. They stood for freedom and civil rights. There are many similarities between the cases, but are they all just a coincidence. I do not think so. There are several conspiracy theories regarding JFK's assassination, such as "LBJ had it done", "the military industrial complex did it", "the mob did it", "Oswald did it on his own as part of an unknown conspiracy", and "the CIA did it". No one knows the truth, and if they do, they are not talking or were already killed, but I do agree with one of these....   [tags: assassination, freedom, civil rights]

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Blonde Bombshell Goes From Orphan

- Blonde Bombshell Goes from Orphan to Model “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they 're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” Stated by Marilyn Monroe. In the book Marilyn Monroe the biography, by Donald Spoto the author does an amazing job highlighting Monroe’s confident personality even through the struggle of her career....   [tags: Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy]

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Lets Keep Personal, Personal: Scandal´s of Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy

- ... We talked about his death and the impact on the United States and even the whole world for another five minutes before the great debate started. My dad proposed a question to the family, “What president, in recent years, if assassinated would have America in as much distress as when JFK was shot?” Almost all at once, my family responded with Ronald Reagan. I nodded in agreement, and offered another suggestion. “Clinton is another one that I think people would have gotten hysterical over if he died.” I was expecting the same nod in approval or words of agreement that had come with the mention of Reagan, but I was left with a bunch of mixed responses and faces of uncertainty....   [tags: women, problems, career]

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Marilyn Monroe : A Tragic Accident Or A Vicious Crime

- Marilyn Monroe: A Tragic Accident or a Vicious Crime Marilyn Monroe was an icon and the true definition of a star. She rose to fame quickly and sparkled on the screen, but her life had burned out far too quickly. At the young age of 36 on August 6th, 1962 Monroe was found lying dead on her bed. Her death was labeled a suicide by drug poisoning. I didn’t really take a second look at this cause of death because it is no secret that the star had prior struggles with drugs before. In fact, she had overdosed four times before her death in 62....   [tags: Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Kennedy family]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- In October, 1962, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a harsh, thirteen-day political and military standoff over the installation of nuclear armed missiles in Cuba, exactly just 90 miles from the shoreline of Florida, this event was known as the Cuban Missile Crisis ("Cuban Missile Crisis"). This event was considered the climax of the Cold War between United States and the Soviet Union. Since the Cuban Revolution of 1959, tension and several situations have occurred between the U.S....   [tags: Cold War, John F. Kennedy]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

- John F Kennedy delivered one of the finest speeches on January 20, 1961 after being sworn into office. His inauguration speech was so powerful that it captured the entire nations attention, and quotes from it are still remembered by people today. It is one of the finest speeches ever written. It provides a strong appeal to pathos, ethos and logos, and it is because of this that people who never heard the speech can quote lines from it. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech]

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The Presidential Debates Between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon

- The Presidential Debates Between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon In the Presidential Election of 1960 John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Richard Milhouse Nixon were in a series of debates that were different from past debates. The three biggest national television networks arranged for the debate to be televised on all three stations. The Democratic candidate, Senator Kennedy from Massachusetts, and Vice President Nixon both agreed on the televised debates. Each debate was given a subject matter that the candidates agreed to correspond their answers with the subject....   [tags: Papers]

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Historical Misconceptions About Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

- All Presidents have faced the challenge of keeping people united in times of conflict and turmoil; this specifically applied to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. They were faced with solving delicate situations involving segregation and the civil rights of American citizens in two different centuries. While there has been the enduring impression that both presidents held high ideals with regard to the African American population, a closer examination of history could lead one to believe that Lincoln was the false freer of the enslaved and Kennedy was the false figurehead for the Civil Rights movement....   [tags: American America History]

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The Assassination That Changed the Nation

- In January of 1961, John F. Kennedy, or usually known by his initials JFK, became the 35th President of the United States. He was sworn in at the young age of 43, becoming the youngest man elected to office and the first of the Roman Catholic faith. Kennedy, a distinguished man of confidence, was known for his good looks, irresistible personality, and oratory skills. Kennedy is said to have “brought to public life not only the hard assets of leadership, but the rarest capacity to illuminate ideas by the grace of his personality and the clarity of his speech” (Freeman, par 5)....   [tags: jfk's assassination, john kennedy,zapruder film]

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Rhetorical Analysis of JFK's Inauguration Speech

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of the most important American speeches after being sworn in as president on January 20, 1961. His inauguration speech was so influential that it seized the nation’s attention, and quotes from it are still clearly remembered by people today. It is considered one of the best speeches ever written and ever delivered. It presents a strong appeal to pathos, ethos, and logos and accomplishes what any speaker strives for – it speaks straight to the heart of the audience and inspires people....   [tags: John Fitzgerald Kennedy]

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President 's Speech : President Of The United States

- As emblematic representatives of their country, U.S. Presidents exercise their beliefs and concepts regularly through the use of eloquence. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected president of the United States in 1960. Kennedy became president during times of great danger and fear for the nation of America, and others around the globe. With Communism being further more popular, and large weapon’s being frequently produced all around the world, the people of America needed a new premier commander. As the youngest elected official to ever govern the White House, Kennedy wanted to show his genuineness as a ruler, and verify that his presidency would lead to great hope and future....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The Election Of The 1960 Election

- The 1960 election was significant in many ways. Within the Democratic Party featured a young and upcoming star named John Kennedy. He had previously served in the Massachusetts legislature and served as a senator. There were many obstacles however that Kennedy faced once he declared himself as a Presidential candidate. John Kennedy was Catholic. During this time in the United States, there was uneasiness and general divide in the country between Protestants and Catholics. The United States never elected a Catholic president before or a man who was as young as Kennedy....   [tags: President of the United States, John F. Kennedy]

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