Kennedy White and Blue

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This button is from John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign for the presidency. Serving in the House of Representatives and later in the Senate throughout the 1950s, Kennedy ran as a Democrat against Richard Nixon in the 1960 election, defeating him with 49.7% of the popular vote, making him the youngest man to become President. Kennedy’s time as president saw the building up of the space program, increased involvement in the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Unfortunately, Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald, and his Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson stepped in to complete his term. Today Kennedy is considered a popular president and is an American icon.

John F. Kennedy. (n.d.). Retrieved November 30, 2015 from:

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