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Kennedy is elected
In 1960 John F. Kennedy became president at the height of the Cold War. Kennedy's main interest went towards foreign affairs. He wanted to increase his involvement in Vietnam who was battling for communism. He sent U.S military troops to South Vietnam who did not want communism. From 1961 through 1963 Kennedy increased the amount of troops in South Vietnam from 900 to more than 16,000 . On November 22, 1963 Kennedy was shot and killed. He left a big impact and got very involved with the war.