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President Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what

you can do for your country."

President Kennedy kept his promise to the American people to put a man on the moon before the end of his decade. He succeeded, putting Neil Armstrong on the moon in 1969. Upon landing, Armstrong said, "One small step for man, one giant

step for mankind."

President John F. Kennedy, first Catholic president, was assassinated and died on November 22, 1963, while in a motorcade in Dallas, without a bubble protection on his vehicle. He was shot by a rifle by James Harvey Oswald, who shot from a nearly book depository. Oswald, in turn, was shot and killed in captivity by Jack Ruby, who was a victim at the time of terminal cancer.

President Kennedy's wife Jacqueline was in the vehicle with the president and climbed over into the back of the car, where she became covered with blood, gore and brains. She refused to change her clothing because she wanted the public to see the horror of what had been done.

President Kennedy died in Dallas in Parkland Memorial Hospital. His wife Jacqueline accompanied him there, where she finally changed clothes. She stood beside Lyndon B. Johnson in Air Force One as he took the oath of presidential office.

The Kennedys were from Boston, and the Massachusetts voters long were faithful to voting for the Kennedys. Robert Kennedy was campaigning for Attorney General when he was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan at close range.

Theodore (Teddy) Kennedy was the youngest son, who also seemed destined to be included in the Kennedy curse. He went boating one evening with Mary Jo Kopechne, 28 years of age, who had worked in Teddy's campaign. She died in a car driven by Kennedy who ran his car off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, on July 18, 1969. Kennedy swam to safety but Ms. Kopechne did not.

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Points JFK was making are: The U.S must work with its enemies toward achieving peace, The U.S must maintain a strong military, There are nations in the world who would attack the U.S if they thought it was weak, Nuclear Weapons threaten destruction for all people.

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The oath to which President Kennedy referred in his inaugural address was the Presidential Oath of Office. It was administered just before his speech.

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Ask not what your Country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your Country.

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Please rewrite. It is not clear what you mean by situation.

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inauguration where they take oath of office, parade, speeches, balls, luncheon


The president is sworn in on the steps of what building?

Until 1977, the President was sworn in on the east steps of the US Capitol building. However, in 1981 Ronald Reagan requested that the Oath of Office be administered on the west steps. The reason was that Reagan wanted to face west to deliver his inaugural address thereby symbolically addressing the entire nation. Since then the Oath of Office has been administered on the west steps of the Capitol. (Taking the oath is required by the US Constitution before the President can take his office. )


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What is the first event of a presidential term?

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Can anyone other than the Chief Justice of the United States administer the Oath of Office to the President?

Yes. The Constitution states the exact wording to be used in the oath but does not specify that it must be done by the Chief Justice. Anyone authorized by law to administer an oath within the jurisdiction in which the oath is taken may administer the oath to the President. When Lyndon Johnson was sworn in after the Kennedy assasination the oath was administered by a justice of the peace aboard Air Force One.

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