JFK Delivers "New Frontier" Speech-Acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention
-New Frontier means the new path JFK was paving for the american people to lead them on a better road
JFK Speaks at Houston Ministers' Conference-People were concerned the Pope influenced him to make these decisions
-Important for the standing of Catholics in the US.
JFK Debates Richard Nixon on Television-First televised debate between presidents
-People believe Kennedy won soley on his appearence
JFK Wins Election in 1960-His winning speech included "hope, commitment, and sacrifice"
-Youngest president ever to be in office
Bay of Pigs Invasion-Lasted from April 17-April 19th
-Eisenhower ordered the CIA to train Cuban exiles to rebel and it failed. (embarassment to Kennedy)
Freedom Riders Attacked in Alabama-When the Freedom Riders left D.C.
-The KKK attacked the first of the two buses, slashed its tires, locked the doors, and det it on fire.
Berlin Wall is Constructed-People living in East Berlin tried to escape to go to West Berlin
-Soviet Union created a guarded wall to stop migration.
Cuban Missile Crisis-The leader of Cuba welcomed the Soviet Union into his country
-Kennedy warned the Soviets that any missile attack from Cuba would let out an attack on the Soviet Union.
Kennedy Addresses the Nation about Civil Rights-Kennedy says that since we are one country we must treat everyone as one (stressed equality)
-Some legislations were passed to help segregation among schools and other public places
JFK Assassinated in Dallas, Texas-Lost a lot of populairty from people who did not support these civil rights movements
-Lee Harvey Oswald fired three shots at Kennedy while in an open car and he died at 12pm