JFK Delivers "New Frontier" SpeechCovered wide variety of issues from civil rights to domestic affairs.
Used in acceptance speech
Many of the programs still exist today
JFK Speaks at Houston Ministers' Conferencereligious freedom and tolerance
saying he will keep church and state separate
explains his religion will not influence his politics
JFK Debates Richard Nixon on TelevisionVideo
Turning point in election
1st televised debate
for the 1st time looks became a big issue in a election
JFK Wins Election in 1960JFK wins election
incredabily close election
youngest president to be elected
many controvercies: voing fraud and higher influences
Bay of Pigs Invasioninvasion of cuba
attempt to overthrow Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro
Failed attempt due to lack of air power
Freedom Riders Attacked in AlabamaCivil rights activist
Police sergent planned to end freedom ride in Alabama
Voilence and fires started.
Berlin Wall is ConstructedWall constructed to separate East and West Berlin
To keep communism in as well as to keep people in communism
One side controlled by USSR, other side controlled by US
Cuban Missile CrisisCuban missle crisis
Closest to nuclear war
USSR sent nuclear weapons to Cuba to keep US from invading
Ended peacefully, when nuclear weapons were removed with the promise that Cuba would not be invaded.
Kennedy Addresses the Nation about Civil RightsSpeaks about equal opportunity in schools and workplace
leads to Civil Right Act
JFK Assassinated in Dallas, Texasopen motercade, shot twice and dies in hospital
Johnson sworn in
left more questions then answers.
Kennedy left a legacy