President John F. Kennedy
-Election of 1960
-Democratic JFK vs. Republican Nixon
-First televised debates
-Television viewers believed Kennedy won while radio listeners believed Nixon won
-Kennedy won with 303 electoral votes to Nixon's 219
-New Frontier was the 1960's a new time for a new and a better life
The Cold War
-Kennedy actively sent troops to Vietnam to fight
-Kennedy was assassinated before making a policy decision
-Bay of Pigs, failed attempt by America to overthrow Castro with an Cuban insurgency force of 1,500
-Cuban Missile Crisis, American spy planes found Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba. America was about to attack but the sites were disassembled.
-Berlin Crisis, Kennedy met with Khrushchev in Vienna to keep the USSR from signing a treaty with East Berlin since it would cut off West Berlin and would be viewed as an act of war. As soon as Kennedy returned to America Khrushchev announced a treaty had in fact been signed.
-Construction of the Berlin Wall, divided East and West Berlin, stopped migration from Communist East to free West