The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Today, Friday November 22nd 2013 (at noon) marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.

downloadBelow are a number of images which include some of Kennedy’s most famous and inspiring quotes during his time as President of the United States of America. I think these images would be great to use within the classroom when discussing John F. Kennedy’s time in power.

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JFK’s remarks upon presenting the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, in the Flower Garden of the White House, May 21, 1963

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JFK’s remarks at the opening of a USIA Transmitter in Greenville, N.C., February 8, 1963

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 President Kennedy’s commencement address at American University, June 10, 1963

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President Kennedy’s commencement address at American University, June 10, 1963

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JFK’s address at St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt, Germany, June 25, 1963

Below is a video of BBC Documentary on the assassination of John F. Kennedy which could be used as an excellent resource within a senior History classroom.

 

Useful links

http://www.jfklibrary.org/

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/November-22-1963-Death-of-the-President.aspx

http://www.jfklibrary.org/About-Us/News-and-Press/Press-Kit-November-22-1963.aspx

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/Life-of-John-F-Kennedy.aspx

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/Historic-Speeches.aspx

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