John F. Kennedy 's Speech

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John F. Kennedy Kennedy’s inaugural speech was remembered in the lines “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”. Kennedy’s speech resounded all over the United States inspiring the American nation to change, prosper and grow. He reassured the citizens of their nation’s strength and gave the people a sense of security. As the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy was known for many accomplishments such as the establishment of the Peace Corps, the commitment to land a man on the moon and the removal of missiles from Cuba. Despite his untimely death, he positively impacted the growth of the American nation socially, scientifically and politically. John F. Kennedy was responsible for establishing the Peace Corps. An organization that sends thousands of American volunteers around the world to help the needy. “After winning the presidency, one of Kennedy’s first acts was to establish the President’s tasks force on the Peace Corps” (Vestal). The establishment of the Peace Corps was an early highlight of Kennedy’s presidency. On October 14, 1960, Kennedy spoke to a crowd of students at the University of Michigan. He challenged these students to live and work in developing countries around the world and dedicate themselves to the cause of peace and development. “The Peace Corps was established by executive order on March 1, 1961, and a reluctant Shriver accepted the president’s request to officially lead the
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