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JOHN F. KENNEDY 50th Anniversary: Get Started

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was assassinated over fifty years ago - November 22 1963.

JFK served as president for a little more than one thousand days, but his influence still affects us today.

This library guide was created to give an overview of JFK's life, career, presidency, and information about his assassination for your research and information needs.

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JFK, 1917 - 1963

 "And so, my fellow Americans:  ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."

Taken from John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961.

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