John F. Kennedy Page 11
JFK Bio http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/KWTM7V4rzUm-67Fm5fdyxA.aspx
Debate Images Important First Debate in the Fall of 1960: How does Nixon look in comparison to Kennedy??
What we Know?? • JFK was a new type of candidate: • Young, Roman Catholic, and less experienced • He defeats a more experienced Richard Nixon • A Very close election
Kennedy’s New Frontier http://www.history.com/videos/inaugural-address-john-f-kennedy#inaugural-address-john-f-kennedy
Improving the Economy • Kennedy Believed: • Grow business = Better Jobs = A Better Economy • Struggled to gain support in Congress and from Business leaders
Assisting the Poor • 20% of the population were living in poverty • Kennedy believed in direct aid to the poor • A new minimum wage and Equal pay Acts were passed in Congress
Build up the Space Program • U.S. worried as the Soviets were out racing them in space • Spending on NASA and research was increased • Kennedy challenges the nation to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade • Gaggle Tube Video