John F. Kennedy : The President Of The United States Essay

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John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. Elected in 1960 at the age of 43, he became the youngest person ever to be voted into the White House. During his presidency many major things happen to our country.
List of important moments during his presidency:
• Cuban Missile Crisis
• Bay of Pigs Invasion
• Establishment of the Peace Corps
• Space Race
• Civil Right Movement

Cuban Missile Crisis
In response of the Bay of Pigs invasion the U.S put Jupiter ballistic missiles in Italy and Turkey. In early 1962, Cuban leader Fildel Castro contacted the Soviet Union. Castro was afraid that the U.S would invade Cuba again. By May of 1962, Khrushchev (Soviet Leader) and Castro agreed to place nuclear missiles “secretly” in Cuba.
August in 1962, the U.S Government suspected the Soviet Union of putting nuclear weapons in Cuba. The United States had been sending U-2 surveillance over Cuba since the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. The first issue that led to a pause in reconnaissance flights took place on August 30, when a U-2 operated by the US Air Force 's Strategic Air Command flew over Sakhalin Island in the Soviet Far East by mistake. The Soviets lodged a protest and the U.S. apologized. Nine days later, a Taiwanese-operated U-2 was lost over western China to an SA-2 SAM. The U.S was worried that one of the Cuban or Soviet SAMs in Cuba might shoot down a CIA U-2, initiating another “international incident”. In a meeting with members of the Committee on…

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