Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #35 - Kennedy & His Election

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #35 - Kennedy & His Election
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of John F. Kennedy and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 48 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. 43-year-old John F. Kennedy became the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic to hold the office of president.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Civil Rights Movement, the "New Frontier" domestic program, abolishment of the federal death penalty, and increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War all took place during his presidency.

He was born into one of America’s wealthiest families and parlayed an elite education and a reputation as a military hero into a successful run for Congress in 1946 and for the Senate in 1952. As president, Kennedy confronted mounting Cold War tensions in Cuba, Vietnam and elsewhere. He also led a renewed drive for public service and eventually provided federal support for the growing civil rights movement.

On November 22, 1963, the president and his wife landed in Dallas. From the airfield, the party then traveled in a motorcade to the Dallas Trade Mart, the site of Jack’s next speaking engagement. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., as the motorcade was passing through downtown Dallas, shots rang out; Kennedy was struck twice, in the neck and head, and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #35 - President John F. Kennedy and contains 31 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries (2)
Beloved President
Early Life
Joe Kennedy
Military service
Early Politics
Politics Surgery
Road to the Presidency
President Kennedy
Inaugural Address
Bay of Pigs
Berlin Wall
Cuban Missile Crises
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Viet Nam Escalation
Domestic Agenda
Civil Rights
Kennedy Popularity
Oswald Murdered
Warren Commission Report
Committee on the Assassination
Conspiracy Theories
Mafia Theory
Multiple Gunman Theories
End of Presentation

It was one of the closest elections in American history. The Republican insider was Richard Nixon of CA, relatively young but experienced as the nation's Vice-President for 8 years under Dwight Eisenhower.

The Democratic newcomer was John F. Kennedy, senator from MA, who at the age of 43 could become the youngest person ever to be elected President. Regardless of the outcome, the United States would for the first time have a leader born in the 20th century.

Age was not the only factor in the election. Kennedy was also Roman Catholic, and no Catholic had ever been elected President before. This raised serious questions about the electability of a Catholic candidate, particularly in the Bible Belt South. Questions were raised about Kennedy's ability to place national interests above the wishes of his Pope.

In such a close contest, every event matters. Many analysts suggest that the decisive battle in the campaign was waged during the televised Presidential debates. Kennedy arrived for the debates well-tanned and well-rested from FL, while Nixon was recovering from a knee injury he suffered in a tiresome whistle-stop campaign. Kennedy was extremely telegenic and comfortable before the camera. Nixon was nervous, sweated profusely under the hot lights, and could not seem to find a makeup artist that could hide his five o'clock shadow.

When the votes were tallied in November, Kennedy earned 49.7% of the popular vote to Nixon's 49.5%. Kennedy polled only about 100,000 more votes than Nixon out of over 68 million votes cast. The electoral college awarded the election to Kennedy by a 303-219 margin, despite Nixon winning more states than Kennedy. Kennedy prevailed by winning key states with many electoral votes.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1960 - Kennedy and contains 17 slides and covers the following:

The Candidates
Religion Question
Kennedy’s Pledge
Nixon’s Platform
Kennedy’s Platform
Personal Backgrounds
Running Mates
“Boston-Austin Connection”
Television Debates
Vote Tally
Electoral Map
Alaska & Hawaii Votes
Gracious in Defeat
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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