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A presentation that I used for a two day lesson on JFK. Be sure and find the list of the connections between Lincoln.

A presentation that I used for a two day lesson on JFK. Be sure and find the list of the connections between Lincoln.

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  • Thursday April 9 th On this day in 1962 JFK was: attending opening day baseball game at Griffith Stadium Journal: When you hear about Camelot (you know… King Arthur and the knights of the round table), how can this be linked to JFK and his life? INCLUDE EXAMPLES
  • Objectives for today!
    • Understand the impact JFK made during his presidency.
    • Compare JFK and Abraham Lincoln (spooky…..)
    • Rank the decisions JFK made during his Presidency.
    • Quiz: open notes!
  • Quiz Funtime: 
    • 1. What are civil rights?
    • 2. Define De Jure Segregation.(Hint: south)
    • 3.Who was Henry David Thoreau?
    • 4.What was the SNCC?
    • 5. When was Rosa’s Day in Court?
    • 6. List three non-violent supporters.
    • 7. What made the difference in the 1960 election?
    • 8. What was JFK’s theme for his speech?
  • CAMELOT
    • Camelot, a Broadway musical about the court of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, opened in December 1960, just weeks after JFK's election.
  • JFK used the quote to describe his life.
    • "Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot."
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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy       Born Brookline, Mass. May 29, 1917
    • 8 siblings all together
    • Nicknamed “JACK”
    • Suffered from many
    • sicknesses as a child.
    • One Grandfather
    • mayor of Boston. The
    • other strong political figure.
  • Political Siblings TED BOBBY
  • School Years
    • Voted “Most Likely to Succeed”
  • Joins the NAVY WWII Assigned to the South Pacific. Awarded medal for courage and purple heart
  • JFK: Democrat
    • Served 3 terms (six years) in the House
    • 1952 at age 36 elected to Senate
  • Enter: Jacqueline Bouvier
    • 24 years old
    • Writer for Washington
    • Times Herald
    • Attended to JFK
    • while he had 2 back
    • Surgeries
    • Style ICON
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  • JFK’s Children
    • 1957 Caroline Born
    1960 John Jr. Born
  • Patrick and Arabella(daughter) Bouvier Kennedy
    • Arabella
    • Born August 1956 Stillborn
    • Patrick
    • Born Aug 7 th 1963
    • Died Aug 9 th 1963
    • Born 5 ½ weeks premature
    • Died of hyaline membrane disease
        • Both Bodies were re-buried in Arlington next to JFK
  • Presidential Election 35 th President of the US
    • Almost won VP nomination 1956--- wanted to be President
    • Elected 1960 against Nixon—barely!! TV helps
      • FUN FACTS
      • Youngest President: 43 years
      • First Catholic President
      • Six foot tall
      • Won Pulitzer prize in 1957
      • Died at 46
      • Started the Peace Corp
      • 4 th president assassinated and 8 th to die in office
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  • While in Office……
    • Peace Corp
    • Bay of Pigs
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Civil Rights Crisis
    • Nuclear Test Ban treaty
    • Assassinated in Dallas
    • RUMORS!!!!!!!!!!! Relation to LINCOLN?
  • Kennedy Curse???
    • 2 assassinations
    • Airplane crashes: John Jr. and Joe Kennedy Jr.
    • Accused murderers
    • Mental illness
    • Cocaine addiction (Linked to multiple Kennedy family Members)
    • JFK dies on same day as grandfather 105 years later
    • Ted Kennedy survives plane crash
    • Bobby Kennedy Shot after trying to run for president
    • Ted Kennedy alleged drunk driving incident
    • Edward Kennedy Jr loses leg to Bone Cancer
    • David (Bobby’s Son) dies of cocaine overdose
    • Michael (Bobby’s Son) dies in ski accident
    • AND THE LIST GOES ON
  • Activity
    • In groups of four.
    • Rank the decisions and points of Kennedy’s presidency in order.
    • Go from TOP being most important
    • BOTTOM being less important.
    • Please list your reasoning for the ranking underneath the document. EX on board
    • BE prepared to present to the class and give reasoning for each decision.
  • TODAY’S DEBRIEFING
    • In your journal. Looking back at today’s lesson, has your view of JFK changed in rank from yesterday?
    • What was the most interesting fact in which you learned today?
  • Assassination
  • President Kennedy (his face blocked by the limousine's rearview mirror) has been shot through the throat, and his clenched left fist is raised toward his throat. Mrs. Kennedy's gloved hand is on his arm.
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  • Warren Commission: Johnson investigates assassination
  • The Assassin
    • Lee Harvey Oswald
    • At the time it wasn’t a federal offense to kill the president
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    • An official investigation by the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA), conducted from 1976 to 1979, concluded that Oswald assassinated President Kennedy as a result of a probable conspiracy. This conclusion of a likely conspiracy contrasts with the earlier conclusion by the Warren Commission that the President was assassinated by a lone gunman.
    • In the ensuing four decades since the assassination, theories have been proposed or published that detail organized conspiracies to kill the President. These theories implicate, among others, Cuban President Fidel Castro, the anti-Castro Cuban community, President Johnson, the Mafia, the FBI, the CIA,E. Howard Hunt , and the Eastern Bloc – or perhaps some combination of these.
  • Funeral