John F. Kennedy

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The Kennedy Era Realized in Virtual History

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” –John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the youngest individual elected to the office of President of the United States. He was also the first Catholic U.S. President. As the leader of the United States, he influenced many Americans during his tenure in office. There are a number of researchers, scholars and additional various laypeople who believe that President John F. Kennedy, had he survived the attack on him in Dallas, would have changed the world. The achievements attributed to ...

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can have a creative enough mind to speculate on the alteration of history, the unique quality of virtual history is that individuals who reimagine history do so in a specific manner. They are committed to the construction of “a virtual history based on such counterfactuals that is not full of wishful thinking and excessive speculation” (Gilley, 223). That is, such individuals seek to maintain credibility by grounding their ideas and concepts in “strongly and narrowly relevant facts prior to the counterfactual itself” (Gilley, 224).
To this extent, it is important that for every fictional claim made in a virtual history exploration, such as the creation of President John F. Kennedy surviving an assassination attempt in Dallas, Texas, there needs to be a link to a plausible and factual observation made prior to the counterfactual construct (Gilley, 224). Virtual history is not simply a creative writing assignment. Individuals are required to keep their ideas and concepts ...

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his own military advisors (Isaacson, p. 64-65). It has been published that there was a plan put in place which sought to draw out the first thousand troops from Vietnam by December 1963 and remove almost all other military members from the area by the end of 1965. “President Kennedy had approved this plan. It was the actual policy of the United States on the day Kennedy died” (Galbriath). Even when some soldiers remained, this would have occurred for supply purposes only. “The war would then be Vietnamese only, with no possibility of it becoming an American war on Kennedy’s watch” (Galbriath).
President Kennedy was aware of the political costs should Vietnam fall to a Communist regime; ...

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Added: 4/30/2014 08:49:31 PM
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