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#1
Doing a history assignment.

So, why was Kennedy a good president?
How did he change the US?
Why is he remembered?

Thanks!
#2
Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

Also, he banged Marilyn Monroe, that's just badass. Add that as a footnote on your assignment.
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#3
He played the sex.


.....I mean sax.
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#5
See: Cuban Missile Crisis. He single handedly stopped the cold war from turning in to the Nuclear World War.

And more than that: Marilyn Monroe, seriously. When the president of the United States can have sex with the hottest woman of the century IN the White House and it not cause a scandal - you know that's a badass.
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He played the sex.


.....I mean sax.


Wasn't that Clinton?

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See: Cuban Missile Crisis. He single handedly stopped the cold war from turning in to the Nuclear World War.

And more than that: Marilyn Monroe, seriously. When the president of the United States can have sex with the hottest woman of the century IN the White House and it not cause a scandal - you know that's a badass.


You're thinking of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Bay of Pigs was a US sponsored attempt to start an anti-commie revolution.
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Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

Also, he banged Marilyn Monroe, that's just badass. Add that as a footnote on your assignment.



I reckon I will, my teacher will think I just wrote that he hit Marilyn Monroe....
She'd believe that too...
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Wasn't that Clinton?


You're thinking of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Bay of Pigs was a US sponsored attempt to start an anti-commie revolution.


See the edited post I need to get to bed.
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Wasn't that Clinton?



Crap. Read posts before replying, I should...
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#10
Because he didn't live long enough in office to **** things up.
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#11
I doubt this is the most credible source for your assignment.
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#12
a) No idea.
b) No idea.
c) Shot in the face. also Marilyn Monroe.
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a) No idea.
b) No idea.
c) Shot in the face. also Marilyn Monroe.

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1) Protected American soil (Personally, I think America needs a little nuking to come back to reality, *flame shield*) and prevented the cold war from escalating into a full scale nuclear fallout.

2) ****ed Marilyn Monroe

3) Gave America identity as firm but fair power in the Cold War, and definately bought on an anti-communist attitude in America

4) Shot in the face, I mean seriously, is there an anymore awesome way to go out than be assasinated in public after ****ing Marilyn Monroe, while being one of the most loved President's America has had?
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His decisions ultimately led to the deaths of over 50000 Americans and 2 million Vietnamese

He da man
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He was Catholic.
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#19
Killed before he could do potentially amazing things. Just like everyone that died to early became a legend, cause it triggers people fantasy of what could have been if they still lived.

Examples:

-Jimi Hendrix
-Kurt Cobain
-Randy Rhoads
-Dimebag Darrel
-Marilyn Monroe
-Martin Luther King
-JFK
-Heath Ledger
-Lady Dianna

& prolly a few more which I can't remember atm.

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#20
He legalized marijuana.
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#21
*shields up*

As a Brit, I would say the following:

1) I'm not so sure that he was a good president - he was not around long enough, and had some very shady connections.

2) I would say the biggest change was giving the space race a massive cash injection after getting everyone paranoid about the ruskies getting space supremacy, or whatever.

3) He was assasinated + nobody was ever held accountable for it.
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#22
I'm not sure about Kennedy, but I'm sure about one question in my mind. Don't these assignments generally mean you research them YOURSELF instead of scabbing information off random people on a forum? I don't know, just a random thought, but I just thought that was the definition of a homework assignment.
#23
he knows who really shot JFK.

oh, too soon?


but really, it's because he looked prettier than all the other presidents.
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I'm not sure about Kennedy, but I'm sure about one question in my mind. Don't these assignments generally mean you research them YOURSELF instead of scabbing information off random people on a forum? I don't know, just a random thought, but I just thought that was the definition of a homework assignment.

What's the difference in asking our opinions and reading some elses opinion?
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#25
Just to add to the already mentioned information, as one of his first presidential acts, Kennedy created the Peace Corps. Through this program, Americans volunteered to help underdeveloped nations in areas such as education, farming, health care and construction.

Kennedy called his domestic program the "New Frontier". It ambitiously promised federal funding for education, medical care for the elderly, and government intervention to halt the recession. Kennedy also promised an end to racial discrimination. In 1963, he proposed a tax reform which included income tax cuts, but this was not passed by Congress until 1964, after his death. Few of Kennedy's major programs passed Congress during his lifetime, although, under his successor Johnson, Congress did vote them through in 1964–65.

Kennedy supported racial integration and civil rights, and during the 1960 campaign he telephoned Coretta Scott King, wife of the jailed Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
John and Robert Kennedy's intervention secured the early release of King from jail.
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^courtesy of wikipedia
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Yup!

Now, if only the thread starter thought of doing that.

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#29
He banged Marilyn Manson.
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#30
What's with all this cold war stuff. The cold war and detente began in full with the Nixon era and the Salt treaties of the seventies and became a full blown arms race with Reagan and his administration creating and stock piling arms in an effort to bankrupt the U.S.S.R, which they did.
The Bay of pigs was a disaster; one of the worst american military actions ever.

He was seen by many as embodying the hope of a new generation of Americans. The economy was looking up, the economic upswing allowed people to turn their concerns to like the environment and improving civil rights and access to higher education, and people were forgetting about the second world war.

EDIT; to threadstarted. Never, and I mean never use Wikipedia as a source for an academic paper. If your teacher has any professionalism whatso ever he will fail you for listing Wiki as a source. Do not be lazy, go to the library, do online searchs of online data bases, and source newspapers and government document achives. Its not hard to do now thanks to the internet.
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I'm looking forward to seeing your bibliography. It'll look great when your key source is an internet guitar forum. Doing some proper research may be an idea.

Anyway, one of his main achievements was the solution to the Cuban Missile Crisis, where he decided that nuking Cuba wasn't actually such a great idea. Bad points included the large escalation of the war in Vietnam. He also was a key figure in the Civil Rights movement but he wasn't involved in pushing the Civil Rights Bill through, as he was dead. Johnson was the one who signed it.

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What's with all this cold war stuff. The cold war and detente began in full with the Nixon era and the Salt treaties of the seventies and became a full blown arms race with Reagan and his administration creating and stock piling arms in an effort to bankrupt the U.S.S.R, which they did.

The Cold War began in 1945, with the collapse and division of Germany.
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I'm looking forward to seeing your bibliography. It'll look great when your key source is an internet guitar forum. Doing some proper research may be an idea.

Anyway, one of his main achievements was the solution to the Cuban Missile Crisis, where he decided that nuking Cuba wasn't actually such a great idea. Bad points included the large escalation of the war in Vietnam. He also was a key figure in the Civil Rights movement but he wasn't involved in pushing the Civil Rights Bill through, as he was dead. Johnson was the one who signed it.


The Cold War began in 1945, with the collapse and division of Germany.

The choice wasn't to nuke Cuba or not, it was whether to invade or not
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The choice wasn't to nuke Cuba or not, it was whether to invade or not

Well, they could have invaded or nuked it. And an invasion of Cuba would have then involved an attack on the US by the Soviets and retaliation. Nukes would have been used at some point.
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I'm looking forward to seeing your bibliography. It'll look great when your key source is an internet guitar forum. Doing some proper research may be an idea.


The Cold War began in 1945, with the collapse and division of Germany.



I do not know about that. It might be the case technically, but what was conceived of as the cold war then was basically and ideological devide that was developed between the west and democratic ideals and the soviet dominated east and its communist ideology. You are indeed right and I am wrong. I was thinking more in terms of the rise in missile production, the invasion of Poland and Chec , mutually assured destruction, and detente. YOu speak the truth dude.
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EDIT; to threadstarted. Never, and I mean never use Wikipedia as a source for an academic paper. If your teacher has any professionalism whatso ever he will fail you for listing Wiki as a source. Do not be lazy, go to the library, do online searchs of online data bases, and source newspapers and government document achives. Its not hard to do now thanks to the internet.

True, Wikipedia is, however, a good source of general information on most subjects which you can then go and check elsewhere for confirmation.
Use it as a starting point for research but never as a source.
#36
He did some good things. Nothing spectacular, but good things. Oh yea, and


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Man, never listen to me. Listen to smarterchild. Czec and Poland were both under the communist sphere of influence during the period post 1945. I am officially an idiot. And to Slackerbabbath; if you can find stuff and wiki as a lead to certain information that can be backed up with better and more reliable sources, then I am all for that. But using Wiki alone would be iffy. Hey, I am an idiot anyway. DO NOT TRUST ME.
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He banged Marilyn Manson.


Pretty sure he didn't.
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#39
^ He could have. No one knows for sure. But he did have a way with the ladies.

He was an ok president. It was more the optimism and symbol of change he brought from the years of Truman and Eisenhower being a younger man and stud. He stopped the Cuban Missile Crisis just in time. He had good ideas, some that LBJ pushed through like the civil rights act, health care, space race. However, he also escalated the Vietnam War and the Bay of Pigs failure was incredibly bad. And he said the quote in my sig.
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I'm looking forward to seeing your bibliography. It'll look great when your key source is an internet guitar forum. Doing some proper research may be an idea.

The Cold War began in 1945, with the collapse and division of Germany.


Although you could argue that the cold war began in 1917 after the Russian Revolution in which Britain, France etc invaded Russia to support the counter-revolutionary anti-communists, and that the expansion of Germany provided both the capitalist countries and Russia a common enemy and allowed them to put aside their ideological differences.

But I digress

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followed by some real research.
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