An appointee of President Ronald Reagan, Kennedy has cast several deciding votes in cases related to abortion access, co-authoring the landmark opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey which upheld core tenets of Roe v.
Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States. Kennedy is sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren and delivers a widely praised inaugural address, asking Americans to "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" and for the people of the world to "ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man".
Kennedy also formally nominates his cabinet and attends the inaugural balls. January 21 — Kennedy meets with former President Harry S. Truman and issues Executive Order directing a doubling of the quantity of surplus food distributed to needy families.
Kennedy also attends a meeting at the Democratic National Committee and hosts the swearing-in of his cabinet. Kennedy establishes the three-member Government Ethics Committee.
Kennedy appoints Hickman Price, Jr. He also meets with Democratic legislative leaders, and receives a tour of the shelter areas of the White House from Naval Aide, Cmdr.
He is presented plans for what would become the Food for Peace program and designates McGovern Director. January 25 — Kennedy holds his first regular live televised press conference in the State Department Auditorium.
February 1 — President Kennedy holds his second presidential news conference; he announces the establishment of five pilot food stamp distribution projects. He later meets with economic and budget advisers. Bruce as Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Kennedy telegrams the mayors of cities urging an increase in urban renewal activities.
Kennedy and Paul B. Fay attend the movie Spartacus at the Warner Theater.
March 1 — Emphasizing the theme of public service in his inaugural address, President Kennedy issues Executive Orderestablishing the Peace Corps on a "temporary pilot basis".
Kennedy also sends to Congress a message requesting authorization of the Peace Corps as a permanent organization. President Kennedy holds his fifth presidential news conference. President Kennedy records a message for the American Red Cross. President Kennedy signs into law a joint resolution H.
He also dines at the home of his brother, Attorney General Robert F. March 13 — President John F. March 24 - President Kennedy signs a commission restoring the five star rank general of the army position to former President Eisenhower. Kennedy also declares parts of eastern Iowa flooded by the Cedar River to be a major disaster area.
Kennedy messages Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchevcongratulating him on the successful launch of Vostok 1. April 17 — Continuing a concept originating in the Eisenhower AdministrationKennedy orders the invasion of Cuba in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the communist regime. April 19 — The invasion of Cuba fails and results in a Cuban revolutionary victory.
Kennedy lays out the goal to "land a man on the Moon and return him safely to the Earth". May — August[ edit ] May 2 — The Freedom 7 spacecraft is readied for a launch attempt which would have resulted in the first American human spaceflight ; it is canceled due to poor weather and rescheduled for May 5.
May 5 — Alan Shepard is launched on Freedom 7 on a sub-orbital spaceflight aboard a Mercury-Redstone rocketand becomes the first American in outer space. The flight lasts 15 minutes 22 seconds, and reaches an apogee of May 8 — Kennedy meets with Alan Shepard at the White House, to congratulate him on becoming the first American in space.
The six other Mercury Seven astronauts attend the ceremony, the next of which, Gus Grissomwould launch into space less than three months later. May 16—18 — Kennedy makes the first international trip of his presidency, travelling to Ottawa, OntarioCanadafor a state visit.
On May 17, he addresses the Canadian parliament.
December 16—17 — Kennedy makes the third international trip of his presidency. December 21—22 — Kennedy makes the fourth international trip of his presidency, travelling to Hamilton, Bermudawhere he meets with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
John Glennaboard the Friendship 7 space capsule, becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. Bush decided to deny clemency to Private Ronald A.Watch video · John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, , in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Both the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys were wealthy and prominent Irish Catholic Boston families. Many current leaders — from both parties — went into the city halls, state legislatures, and Congress due to a simple but compelling exhortation — “ask what you can do.”.
Jun 27, · Both supporters and opponents of abortion rights see the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as potentially signaling a radical shift in direction on the issue.
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President Kennedy inspired a generation to find common purpose through challenge and opportunity. Each year, the JFK Library and Museum carries on his legacy, and brings history to life for hundreds of thousands of students and visitors through interactive educational programs and public forums.
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