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President John F. Kennedy

This collection of artifacts, photographs, documents, and speeches is intended to serve as a resource in order to explore the presidency of JFK using primary source documents.

Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961

Accession Number: USG-17 Title: Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961 Description: Motion picture of President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address in Washington, D.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren administers the oath of office to President Kennedy. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon congratulate President Kennedy.

1960 Democratic National Convention, 15 July 1960

Video of John F. Kennedy accepting the nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention in 1960.

Massachusetts General Court, January 9, 1961

Address of President-Elect John F. Kennedy Delivered to a Joint Convention of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The State House, Boston, January 9, 1961. Also know as the "City Upon a Hill" speech Date: 01/09/1961 Length: 08:39 (8 minutes, 39 seconds) Source: WBZ Radio Date: 01/09/1961

1962-09-12 Rice University

Speech given at Rice University discussing the nation's space exploration.

Elementary School Curricular Resources - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Great collection of lesson plans for elementary classrooms.

Table of Contents

The Warren Commission report is also available as a single PDF file (77.5MB) from the GPO website. It is keyword searchable. Bibliographic note: Web version based on Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1964. 1 volume, 888 pages.

Walter Cronkite On The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

The story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been told many times by many people. Among those who told it first was the late Walter Cronkite. He anchored the CBS News coverage during the first hours after bullets hit the president in Dallas on Nov.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: The Photographs

The Hidden History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Map: Motorcade Route

President John F. Kennedy's final motorcade began at Dallas' Love Field, wove through downtown Dallas and through Dealey Plaza -- where the president was shot twice. The car then raced to Parkland...