John F. Kennedy as president
- John F. Kennedy narrowly won the 1960 presidential election against Richard Nixon by carefully cultivating the news media and crafting an effective public image.
- Once in office, Kennedy prioritized domestic economic growth, cutting taxes and boosting federal spending.
- During Kennedy’s brief presidency, the United States experienced both foreign policy triumphs and tragedies, including the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.