Kennedy Dbq

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In January 1961, a young, good looking, confident, charismatic, and democratic was elected. His name being John Fitzgerald Kennedy, became the 35th president. Kennedy was a symbol of hope for most Americans, and many citizens looked up to him. In fact, Kennedy used a lot of television so everyone knew his face well. His wife Jacqueline invited artist and celebrities into the White House. They were considered “American Royalty”. Nixon, who was the opposing candidate, had a creative mind but appeared nervous. The Kennedy and Nixon debates was the FIRST televised presidential debate. Throughout Kennedy’s inauguration address, he states “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Fidel Castro took over power

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