John F Kennedy

Election

  • 1960
  • Democrat
  • Kennedy vs Nixon
  • 303 to 219
  • Nixon Kennedy Debates
  • "New Frontier"- Domestic and Foreign programs

The Cold War

  • Flexible Response- Nuclear defense strategy
  • Kennedy and Vietnam- Contain Communism
  • -Support South Vietnam
  • -Finance South Vietnamese Army
  • Cuba- Cuban Missile Crisis
  • -Bay of Pigs disaster
  • Berlin Wall built- 1961
  • - Non aggressive stance

Kennedy and Civil Rights

  • Brother Robert Kennedy- Attorney General
  • -Imposed Civil Right Laws
  • Posthumous- Civil Rights Act of 1964

Kennedy's Assassination

  • November 22, 1963
  • Dallas, Texas
  • 12:30 pm
  • Shooter- Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Killed Instantly with 3 shots