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John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and much of his presidency focused on managing relations with the Soviet Union. A member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate prior to becoming president.

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JFK was a president that the American People looked to in times of fear and desperation and will be continued to be remembered in this manner.

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John F. Kennedy had a lot in common with civil rights protestors: he was democratic, of a poor background and he was also a minority due to his Roman Catholic faith.

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In Memory of JFK

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This interactive site has a lot of information on Kennedy, as well as Lee Harvey Oswald. Also if you haven't seen Killing Kennedy, I highly recommend it. I'm watching it for the third time now!

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Think not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. If all American citizens would think back to this historical day, we could be considered a peaceful nation, without odds to others.

Contributed by Emily Anne Holmes

“Sure it’s a big job; but I don’t know anyone who can do it better than I can” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

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JFK's eternal speech at Rice University on September 12th, 1962 setting the goal of the space race during the 1960's

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John F. Kennedy and his daughter Caroline.

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President Kennedy by Paul Schutzer, 1961

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Another inspirational quote

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