John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was a politician and U.S. President famous for his Cold War strength and, unfortunately, for his death.

White House Biography
From the official White House site

The American President: John F. Kennedy
Another finely detailed biography

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

John F. Kennedy
Biography from the Internet Public Library

World War II
Kennedy fought in this worldwide conflict.

JFK's first "act of courage"

The Election of 1960
Kennedy wins closely contested race.

Inaugural Address
Text, audio, and video

The Cold War
Decades-long struggle with Communist powers

Kennedy's Berlin Speech
"Ich bin ein Berliner"

The Bay of Pigs Invasion
Disastrous attempt to invade Cuba that was backed by the CIA

The Cuban Missile Crisis
How missiles in Cuba caused such a stir

The New Frontier
Kennedy's domestic program

The Kennedy Assassination
Still a controversy

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