JFK Administration By SydClemons Jul 15, 1960 JFK Delivers "New Frontier" Speech It is a part of JFK's inaugural address. It is called the "New Frontier" speech because of JFK stating that America is the new frontier. Sep 12, 1960 JFK Speaks at the Houston Ministers Conference Many people believed that Kennedy could not be President because of his beliefs. It was an important marker of the history of Catholicism in America. Sep 26, 1960 JFK Debates Nixon on Television Nixon was a better speaker, but Kennedy looked better. This launched a new era- the Television Era. Nov 8, 1960 JFK Wins Election of 1960 This inauguration set a new tone for the White House. His speech called for hope an sacridfice on the part of the American people. Apr 17, 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion That night, 1,300-1,500 Cuban exiles supported by the US military landed on the island's southern coast at Bahia de Cochinos, the Bay of Pigs. However, this plan failed. May 14, 1961 Freedom Riders Attacked Date that the first ever "freedom ride" left Washington D.C. KKK members attacked the riders. Aug 13, 1961 Berlin Wall is Constructed Soviet Union starts constucting a wall between east and west Germnay. This is to prevent migration. Oct 22, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Soviet Union moves to place nuclear weapons in Cuba. Kennedy refuses to allow this and sends troops to prevent this. Jun 11, 1963 Kennedy Addresses Nation About Civil Rights Explains that we have become one country and therefore, must treat everyone as one.Kennedy explains that discrimination is a problem that must be fixed. Nov 22, 1963 JFK is Assassinated in Dallas, Texas John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. When the Presidential limousine turned left and passed the Depository and continued down Elm Street, shots were fired at Kennedy.