JFK Historymaker- The story of a President and Presidency Ended in midstrive

Relive the day, understand the man, and see what America lost. See the strength and youth of a President who was so tragically struck down in his prime. Learn about JFK's childhood, his wartime exploits and his career before the Presidency. Most importantly, explore the three years of his Presidency up close. Cherish his successes and learn from his failures. Understand the events that helped mold the early part of the turbulent 1960's.

Major Events

 

 

Preface

An overview of a life

1850-

Family

The family of JFK

1917-1930

Childhood

The childhood of JFK

1932-1936

High School

JFK goes to High School

1935-1939

Harvard

JFK's years in Harvard

1938

Traveling in Europe

JFK travels in Europe just before World War II

1940

Why England Slept

JFk turns his Harvard thesis into a book

1941-1945

JFK in the Navy

JFK volunteers for the Navy and serves in the Pacific

1945

The Hero

JFK returns from the war a hero but loses his brother

1946

JFK Runs From Congress

The hero decides to run and become a Congressman

1946-1952

JFK as a Congressmans

JFK considered being a Congressman a stepping stone

1952

JFK Runs For Senate

JFK makes a run for the Senate

195

Senator John F Kennedy

JFK was an active member of the Senate

1953

Marriage

On September 12, 1953 JFK married Jacqueline Bouvier

1956

1956 Democratic Convention

In 1956 JFK considered running for Vice President.

1960

Running For President

JFK runs for Presidents and defeats VP Richard Nixon

1960-61

Picking the Team

JFK Carefully picked his team

1961

Inauguration of JFK

"Let the word go forth to all nations that"

1961

Taking Power

Having grown up around power JFK had an idea how he wanted to organize his government

1961

Bay of Pigs

JFK's first major test took place when

1961

Summit in Vienna

JFK had a sumit in Vienna with Soviet Premier Kruschev

1961

Crisis in Berlin

The Soviets closed their side of the city and built the Berlin Wall

1961-63

JFK and Vietnam

During the presidency of JFK the US deepened its involvement in Vietnam

1961-1963

JFK and the Economy

JFK cut taxes and expanded the economy

1961-1963

JFK and Space

JFK committed the US to landing on the Moon by the end of the decade

1961-1963

JFK and Civil Right

Many wonder whether JFK moved quick enough on Civil Rights

1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

Probably the most dangerous moment in US history

1963

Test Ban Treaty

Atomic testing in the air was banned under the treaty

1961-1963

Health and Social Life

JFK managed to keep both his health and extracurricular activities secret

1961-1963

Assassination

One of the most trumatic events in American history

1961-1963

The Art of the Presidency

President Kennedy prepared for the Presidency his whole life

1961-1963

The Legacy

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