Effects Of President Kennedy 's Assassination

2424 Words Dec 9th, 2014 10 Pages
Isabel Pozzi
Mrs. Williams
Research Paper
December 8, 2014

The Effects of President Kennedy’s Assassination President Kennedy was the youngest president elected for office at the age of 43. Prior to being elected president, he served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. He is currently the only catholic to ever be elected to the office of President of the United States. Kennedy, a Democrat, was elected the 35th president of the United States when he defeated the Republican candidate Richard Nixon in 1960. He began his presidential term in January of 1961, but sadly it was cut short. President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. The effects of President Kennedy’s assassination were felt by many different people. His death had an impact on people and events, not only in the United States, but also throughout the world. Some of the effects of President Kennedy’s assassination can still be seen today. One change that occurred with his assassination was the news coverage. At the time of his death, people got their news from a newspaper. However, the television coverage of his death was far beyond anything that had ever been done before. JFK’s death was covered around the clock providing all of the latest news available. All three major networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) continued their coverage until the late hours of November 25. The 70 hours of coverage was the longest uninterrupted coverage of any…
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