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John F Kennedy Fast Facts

Thirty-Fifth President of the United States

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John F Kennedy, Thirty-Fifth President of the United States

John F Kennedy, Thirty-Fifth President of the United States

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Here is a quick list of fast facts for John F Kennedy. For more in depth information, you can also read the John F Kennedy Biography.

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:

  • None

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