Compare And Contrast Johnson And Jfk

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Jp DeBarber
US History
14 April 2017

Unit 8 Essay

Both JFK and Johnson were highly famous, yet controversial presidents. Elected in 1960 as the 35th president of the US, 43-year-old John F. Kennedy was the youngest man to run in office. As president, Kennedy endured to tense Cold War strains in Cuba, Vietnam and elsewhere. He additionally drove a reestablished drive for an open administration and in the long run gave government support to the developing social equality development. On November 22, 1963 JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. His successor, Johnson, took over as president for a brief period of time. In spite of his noteworthy accomplishments in mainland US, Johnson's legacy was characterized by his inability to lead
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His new Frontier speech promised his goals as president of the United States of America. “ … the pioneers gave up their safety, their comfort and sometimes their lives to build our new West… They were determined to make the new world strong and free ­­ an example to the world, to overcome its hazards and its hardships, to conquer the enemies that threatened from within and without” (The New Frontier speech). JFK alludes to the pioneers of America. He clarifies that Americans long back came and made american for the prosperity for themselves. The pioneers made a free America since they needed to escape the hardships which they had fled. JFK implies to the audience that the US has a commitment to carry the freedom which many had fight to preserve. This has a lasting effect on JFK as the audience understands his intentions of being the President of the US. He continued, “We must prove all over again to a watching world, as we said on a most conspicuous stage, whether this nation, conceived as it is with its freedom of choice, its breadth of opportunity, its range of alternatives, can compete with the single minded advance of the Communist system.” (The New Frontier Speech). Despite the fact that JFK continuously pleads to the American people to again ensure the safety of the US, he clarifies that it is essential that the US demonstrates that capitalism can beat communism. To conclude, JFK was more effective when it came to speeches as he made it clear to the American people what the goal
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