Presidential Powerhouses: John F. Kennedy's Presidency, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Lerner Publications
  • ISBN-10: 1467786004
  • ISBN-13: 9781467786003
  • DDC: 973.922092
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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When John F. Kennedy became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States in 1961, he stepped to the forefront of an invisible battleground. The Cold War standoff between America and the Soviet Union threatened to lead to nuclear war and worldwide destruction. Kennedy also faced domestic turmoil with the civil rights movement. Despite these challenges, Kennedy worked to bring the country into a "New Frontier." He supported space exploration, the arts, education, and groundbreaking social programs. He took a controversial stand in favor of civil rights legislation, and navigated dangerous webs of foreign affairs. Kennedy inspired the nation with his hopes for the future and his efforts to make them a reality.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: A Future President.
2: The Soviet Union and Vietnam.
3: A Divided Germany.
4: Relations with Cuba.
5: The Space Race.
6: A New Frontier.
7: Civil Rights.
8: Loss and Legacy.
Source Notes.
Selected Bibliography.
Further Information.
Photo Acknowledgments.
About the Author.