Kennedy’s "New Frontier" Program Essay

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As the President elect of the United States in 1960, John F. Kennedy aspired, to accomplish much during his presidency. Kennedy confidently called his initiative “The New Frontier” comprised of numerous major challenges. Some of the challenges were boosting the United States economy by ending a recession and promote growth in the economy, promote aid to third world countries by establishing the Peace Corps, and then transport men and women overseas to assist emerging countries in acquiring their own necessities. Additional challenges for the Kennedy administration were to build-up the United States National Defense and furthered the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) programs. Kennedy designed an ambitious legislative agenda for…show more content…
Furthermore, Kennedy failed in his attempt to aid public education and to provide medical care for the elderly (U.S. Department of State, n.d.). Nevertheless, President Kennedy, felt very strong about his most profound New Frontier vision--“Project Apollo” in which the United States would send human-beings specifically to leave “American footprints” on the moon. The President secured funding for NASA and challenged the United States to place an astronaut on the Moon by 1970, after the Soviet Union launched a cosmonaut into outer-space in 1961. In the forefront, of Kennedy’s initiative was the prospect of first-time co-operation between the United States and the Soviet Union beginning in space—literally. Ultimately, designed to spread around this world and ending the Cold War (Hoagland, 2008). Signing the Alliance of Progress and Establishing the Peace Corps…. In signing the Alliance of Progress, in 1961, Kennedy allocated $20 billion in funds to Latin America for a ten-year foreign aid plan. Latin America's exchange involved legislation revising unfair tax policies, and agricultural land reforms, in hopes to avoid a political Castro-style revolution outlook. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps, is how Gerry Rice, a writer, recalls the initiation of the Peace Corps by Kennedy’s administration. President Kennedy, initiated the Peace Corps by sending five hundred youthful Americans to
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