John Fitzgerald Kennedy

35th president of the United States, the youngest
person ever to be elected president. He was also the first Roman Catholic
president and the first president to be born in the 20th century.
Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as president.
Therefore his achievements were limited. Nevertheless, his influence was
worldwide, and his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis may have prevented
war. Young people especially liked him. No other president was so popular.
He brought to the presidency an awareness of the cultural and historical
traditions of the United States. Because Kennedy expressed the values of
20th-century America, his presidency was important beyond its ...

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the Senate majority leader,
Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas. However, Johnson was strong only among
Southern delegates. Kennedy won the nomination on the first ballot and then
persuaded Johnson to become his running mate.

Two weeks later the Republicans nominated Vice President Richard Nixon for
president and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., who was ambassador to the United
Nations and whom Kennedy had defeated for the Senate in 1952, for vice
president. In the fast-paced campaign that followed, Kennedy made stops in
46 states and 273 cities and towns, while Nixon visited every state and 170
urban areas.

Another important element of the campaign was the support Kennedy received
from blacks in important Northern states, especially Illinois and
Pennsylvania. They supported him in part because he and Robert Kennedy had
tried to get the release of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
King, who had been jailed for taking part in a civil rights demonstration
in Georgia, was released ...

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Kennedy’s most influential adviser was Theodore C. Sorenson, a member of
Kennedy’s staff since his days in the Senate. Sorenson wrote many of
Kennedy’s speeches and exerted a strong influence on Kennedy’s development
as a political liberal, 5 a person who believes that the government should
directly help people to overcome poverty or social discrimination.

The president and Mrs. Kennedy attempted to make the White House the
cultural center of the nation. Writers, artists, poets, scientists, and
musicians were frequent dinner guests. On one occasion the Kennedy’s held a
reception for all the American winners of the Nobel Prize, people who made
outstanding contributions to their ...

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