We choose to go to the moon is the famous tagline of a speech about the effort to reach the moon delivered by president john f kennedy to a large crowd gathered at rice stadium in houston, texas on september 12, 1962. John kennedy (1917 -- 1963) served as the 35th president from 1961 until his assassination on november 22, 1963 many baby boomers, including myself, have strong memories of kennedy and many people of all ages tend to see his presidency as a watershed moment for the united states. John kennedy was a good president as he solved the bay of pigs problem , also started the vietnam war in a big wayand scored with marilyn monroe.
John f kennedy but there could be something else though another answer john kennedy represented a change in politics from the good old boys to the young idealistic people of the time who made. John f kennedy, right, with his brother robert, during the cuban missile crisis in 1962 kennedy won the presidency just as that conflict was assuming a new urgency for the american. He was the second of four boys born to an irish catholic family with nine children: joseph jr, john, robert f kennedy (called bobby), and ted kennedy (born edward) because rose made joe and jack (the name his family called him) wear matching clothes, they fought a lot for attention. For many, 5 june 1968 represented the end of hopes for a better america two months previously, martin luther king had been murdered now senator robert f kennedy, heir apparent to his brother's.
In 1960, john f kennedy and richard nixon squared off in the first televised presidential debates in american history the kennedy-nixon debates not only had a major impact on the election's. John f kennedy won the 44th quadrennial presidential election in 1960 he represented the party of the democrats and defeated his republican opponent, richard nixon kennedy had a very well organized and well - paid campaign that helped him win and before his career as us president, he worked as senator representing the state of massachusetts. John f kennedy history , man , god , together , economics the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Elected in 1960 as the 35th president of the united states, 43-year-old john f kennedy became the youngest man and the first roman catholic to hold that office he was born into one of america. On november 8, 1960, john f kennedy was elected president in one of the closest elections in us history in the popular vote, his margin over nixon was 118,550 out of a total of nearly 69 million votes cast.
John f kennedy may have won the narrow presidential election of 1960 because of. To those of us who remember him not as an icon but as a living human being, the reminder that today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the 35th president of the united states, john f. The presidential election of 1960 was one of the closest in american history john f kennedy won the popular vote by a slim margin of approximately 100,000 votes richard nixon won more individual states than kennedy, but it was kennedy who prevailed by winning key states with many electoral votes.
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, mortal shooting of john f kennedy, the 35th president of the united states, as he rode in a motorcade in dallas, texas, on november 22, 1963 his accused killer was lee harvey oswald, a former us marine who had embraced marxism and defected for a time to the in the fall of 1941. Kennedy won the '60 presidential election because of his good-looks, charm, and his policy appealed to many groups of people he had a young family-- two children, john jr and caroline-- and his wife was a trend-setter who became an american icon. So the notion that nixon won on radio but lost the debate—and, in some tellings, the presidency—only because kennedy looked better on the tube turns out to be lacking in much support. John f kennedy jfk was 35th president of the united states, and 2nd youngest in american history he had won pulitzer prize, and served until his assassination in november 1963.
John f kennedy's policy toward south vietnam included increasing the number of american troops on the ground to 16,000 by november 1963 the most famous symbol of the cold war was. President john f kennedy in his office during a meeting with secretary of defense robert mcnamara and vice-president lyndon b johnson, at the white house in washington, dc, 1961. Two presidential elections have been decided in the house of representatives and four others, including the elections of abraham lincoln in 1860 and john f kennedy in 1960, have come within.
John f kennedy president during part of the cold war and especially during the superpower rivalry and the cuban missile crisis he was the president who went on tv and told the public about hte crisis and allowed the leader of the soviet uinon to withdraw their missiles other events, which were during his terms was the building of the berlin. Events and accomplishments of john f kennedy's presidency: domestic policy kennedy had a tough time getting many of his domestic programs through congress. He was the youngest brother of john f jack kennedy—the 35th president of the united states—and senator robert f bobby kennedy, both victims of assassination, and the father of congressman patrick j kennedy.