Birth: May 29, 1917
Death: November 22, 1963
Term of Office: January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963
Number of Terms Elected: 1 term; Was assassinated while in office
First Lady: Jacqueline L. Bouvier
John F Kennedy Quote: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable."
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Major Events While in Office:
- Peace Corps created (1961)
- Bay of Pigs (1961)
- Berlin Wall built (1961)
- Alan Shepard, Jr. became the first American in space (1961)
- Twenty-Third Amendment was ratified giving the residents of the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections (1961)
- Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
States Entering Union While in Office:
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