John F Kennedy
• Kennedy tried to identify himself with the liberal reform tradition of the Democratic party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, promising a new surge of legislative innovation in the 1960s.
• JFK hoped to pull together key elements of the Roosevelt coalition
Analyzing the Rhetoric of JFK’s Inaugural Address
Topic: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Time Required: 1-2 class periods
An inaugural address is a speech for a very specific event—being sworn into the office of...
Kennedy was more responsible for American involvement in Vietnam than Johnson’. Is this a reasonable view?
The debates surrounding responsibility for the Vietnam War are extremely controversial. Intervention can be dated back as far as President Truman in 1950 when he began to provide...
December , 2012
Lyndon B. Johnson’s Policies on Vietnam
To what extent did Johnson continue Kennedy’s foreign policy concerning Vietnam?
Johnson starts to follow Kennedy’s policies of containment in Vietnam...