KENNEDY ’ S PRESIDENCY. Kennedy ’ s Background. Came from wealth and politics Family expectation of public service Harvard Graduate Navy in WWII 43 years old Roman Catholic Charismatic, highly appealing to American public. Election of 1960. “ Get America Moving Again ”.
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“Get America Moving Again”
Nixon looked like a “sinister chipmunk” in comparison to Kennedy who looked cool, collected, and presidential
“That night, image replaced the printed word as the national language of politics”
Won by fewer than 119,000 votes
“And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.”
Sit-Ins were non-violent protests over the policy of whites-only lunch counters in the South
East Germany begins construction on the Berlin Wall, which becomes a primary symbol of the Cold War and Soviet oppression
"millions of men and women suffer the daily degradations of hunger and poverty" and "discontent is growing.”
"For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.”