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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

The blue-eyed boy of American politics, Kennedy steered America through the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Presidential Facts

  • Kennedy was the youngest person and the first Catholic to be elected to the presidency. After barely 1000 days in office, he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, making him the youngest President to die.
  • Kennedy acted vigorously in the cause for equal rights, calling for civil rights legislation, and for human rights around the world, creating the Peace Corps.
  • The world had never come closer to nuclear war than during the Kennedy Administration and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy's "humanity" kept the U.S. from the brink of nuclear war.

Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy