John F. Kennedy's Role In The Cold War

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The Presidency of John F. Kennedy and his role in the Cold War 1961-63 In 1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected as President of the United States of America, this would be short lived due to his assassination in Dallas, Texas in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. His administration would later be referred to as Camelot by his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Although he is more prominently known for the fact that he was assassinated which is recorded on video for posterity, I find that his role in the Cold War has been greatly overlooked by the general public. This is why I think it is important to look at his role during the Cold War especially due to the recent release of Kennedy’s assassination files, once again filling the media with conspiracies. After the long, hardships of World War Two the Cold War had begun. This was a period of distrust between global superpowers Russia and the United States of America. This brought Kennedy into the limelight with his ambitious desire for America to be the first out of the two to have a man on the Moon this then commenced the highly competitive space race. The decision was announced to the general public …show more content…

Kennedy and his Administration during the Cold War. I also think that I will no longer refer to him as one of the American Presidents who was assassinated, I am now able to refer to him due to his many speeches such as the ‘’peace’ speech and the ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech. I also know am aware that he was an integral part of the space race which helped Neil Armstrong become the first man on the Moon in ‘69. This was important to me as I had not gotten to learn about him in history before but now I feel confident on my knowledge of the late President. I think that considering all the conspiracies surrounding his death his accomplishments have been somewhat forgotten which is a shame considering he was a part of the building of modern day

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