A Time Of Change : America From 1960-1980 Essay

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A Time of Change: America from 1960-1980 The death of President John F. Kennedy had a major impact on the United States of America. This president did not only die, he was assassinated, and his killer remains unknown. The day Kennedy died America wept. There are still so many questions that are left with no answers. What produced this “crime of the century”, why has there been so much controversy over it, and how did it affect the next presidents? John F. Kennedy wanted peace. In June 1963 Kennedy gave a famous speech in front of university students on the ways in which America could achieve peace. Kennedy wanted space exploration and under his administration, NASA was created. Instead of building bombs America would build rockets to the moon. Kennedy also believed in morality. He was the first person to say on live television that segregation of African Americans was a morale issue. Kennedy was a democratic president in a reelection year, but instead of trying to appeal to others for a vote, he did the right thing. Under his administration, Kennedy formed a civil rights bill. Many of the white southern democrats were furious with Kennedy for this. Kennedy never got to see it all the way through because on November 22, 1963 in Dallas Texas President Kennedy was assassinated. There is a lot of controversy on his assassination and for good reason. After Kennedy was assassinated, it was thought that he was shot from back near the school book depository. So authorities went…

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