John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, known as JFK, officially confirmed his intent to run for President on January 2, 1960. He won the Democratic nomination on November 8, 1960; Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon and won the Presidency of the United States. He was sworn into office on January 20, 1961. The most remembered part of his inaugural address was his world famous quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Kennedy’s presidency was very active and addresses many major issues. Here are some highlights of his more memorable dealings while in office. JFK was prepared to make major changes to U.S. foreign policy. One major change was formed in regards to Third World Countries. He thought that it was the duty of the United States not only to help the Third World economically but also to spread democracy to its countries. To complete his vision, Kennedy created the Peace Corps in 1962 that sent U.S. volunteers to assist communities in need living in Third World Countries. Another change JFK aimed to make towards U.S. foreign policy was to do away with communism and work with the Soviet…show more content…
Aside from all of those events, Kennedy’s presidency is more famed for the Cuban Missile Crisis and The Bay of Pigs. The Bay of Pigs is where JFK ruined his reputation with most Americans. JFK’s determination towards world peace and trying to solve confrontation by leaving weapons and war out of the equation I believe was that main cause of his assassination. I believe that he was trying to lead by example by not promoting weapons, fighting, and war; trying to find another way to work through it. I think JFK was a noble President due to the fact that he did what he believed and did not follow by the opinions of others, although it was cause his

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