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Title: The Kennedy Years


1
The Kennedy Years
  • 1960 - 1963

2
Election of 1960
  • JFK defeats Nixon.
  • Televised debates showed that
  • Nixon looked pale sweaty, and
  • JFK looked good.

3
Camelot
4
Kennedy Family Tree
Joseph Kennedy
Rose Fitzgerald
Joe Jr.
John
Rosemary
Kathleen
Eunice
Patricia
Robert
Jean
Ted
Caroline
John Jr.
Maria Shriver
Arnold
And MANY More!
5
Corporate Influence
  • JFK chose many corporate leaders to be his
    cabinet members
  • Robert McNamara (president of Ford Motor Co.) was
    Secretary of Defense.
  • Dean Rusk (president of Rockefeller Corp.) was
    Secretary of State.

How might having a heavy corporate
presence influence government policies?
6
Bay of Pigs
  • JFK was a Cold Warrior.
  • Worried about Communism in Cuba.
  • Fidel Castro had ousted the previous dictator
    made land/business reforms that helped the poor
    and hurt wealthy U.S. business owners.
  • JFK planned an attack on Cuba (Bay of Pigs
    invasion), but it failed.
  • It embarrassed the U.S.

7
This made U.S.-Cuban relations way worse!
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Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Alliance between Cuba and Soviet Union worried
    the U.S. govt.
  • Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union began
    storing weapons and nuclear missiles in Cuba.
  • U.S. already had similar items in Turkey.
  • World was on the brink of nuclear war!

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The Outcome
  • Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles if JFK
    agreed to not invade Cuba again.
  • They agreed!

Does this mean we can stop the duck and cover
drills??
14
Cold War Propaganda
15
Meanwhile in Germany
16
Berlin Wall
  • East Berliners were fleeing in large numbers to
    West Berlin.
  • Leaders of East Germany built a wall to prevent
    people from escaping East Berlin.
  • Barbed wire on top.
  • Men with guns guarding it.

17
So, what was the deal with Marilyn Monroe?
18
The Famous Happy Birthday
19
The Assassination
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