John F. Kennedy Essay Topics

James Robert ‘Radio’ Kennedy

James Robert ‘Radio’ Kennedy is a 65-year-old handicapped man from Anderson, South Carolina, where the story of his involvement with T.L. Hanna High School takes place. This story was captured by the 2003 movie, “Radio”. The filmmakers condensed four decades of Radio’s story into one year from 1976 to 1977 in order to, what director… View Article

Dbq: Analyze the 1960’s

In the era of the 1960’s America faced problems which new to the country. Problems like antiwar rallies, civil rights movements, and assassinations of some of the greatest men that ever made an impact on society. The horror of the Vietnam War spreading through the nation from media, and the continuous fight to have equality… View Article

Rhetorical Analysis: Jfk Inaugural Speech

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, arguably one of our greater presidents in our nation’s history, was assassinated on a Friday in the early stages of winter in 1963; however, he had accomplished much more than a man with lesser courage could have in his services to our country. One of President Kennedy’s most memorable actions while in… View Article

The Mafia Theory

David E. Scheim has published two books claiming that the Mafia were responsible for the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He believes that it was organized by Carlos Marcello, Santos Trafficante and Jimmy Hoffa. This theory is based on the idea that the Mafia were angry with both John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy for… View Article

Community Service

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” John F. Kennedy On Friday November 16, 2012 I helped my church, pack over 100 Thanksgiving baskets for people that cannot afford to buy food. At the church I helped pack boxes… View Article

JFK Assassination

Introduction November 22, 1963 is considered one of the darkest days in the history of the United States. Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas was the setting for one of the most horrific moments ever captured on video, in what has become one of the most controversial topics in US history. The assassination of President John… View Article

Kennedy Speech Essay

In President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address he speaks few words, but the words he says speak loudly. His words make people think about more than just what he is saying because he utilizes many rhetorical devices. Practicing the devices helps the audience paint a bigger picture in their mind about what he is going… View Article

Why I Joined the Military

October 28, 2009: I thought to myself “What did I just do?” During the next six weeks of Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Illinois I was constantly second guessing myself about what I was doing and if this was what I really wanted to do with my life. President Kennedy is well-known for his quote,… View Article

Historical Investigation on 1960 Election

To what extent did televised debates affect the outcome of the presidential campaign during 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon? Frank Guo IB Candidate Word Count: 1,850 Part A: Plan of Investigation This investigation evaluates the extent to which the televised debates affected the outcome of the campaign in 1960 between John F…. View Article

America Out of Recession

America, just having emerged from a recession, is now facing a raise in steel prices from the nation’s largest steel companies. On April 11, 1962 Kennedy addresses his opinion to Americans on the subject. In his speech he included many persuasive strategies. President Kennedy uses diction, pathos, and logos to criticize the increase in steel… View Article

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law on July 2, 1964 in Washington D.C. It ended discrimination based on race, color, and religion. Since Reconstruction, it is often called the most important U.S. law on civil rights. This law allowed the federal government with the powers to enforce desegregation…. View Article

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

On the day of November 24, 1963, Americans were all shocked by the sudden death of the 35th President of the United States of America. During that day, the itinerary of the president was to join the motorcade from the Dallas airport to the city business district. While the President and the First Lady were… View Article

Cold War Fears DBQ Essay

Harry S. Truman has now his terms as president. A new president has stepped up to the plate, President Dwight D. Eisenhower. However, Eisenhower needs to pick up where Truman had left off. He has to keep the country stable and deal with foreign policies. But, Eisenhower needs to face another issue at hand. With… View Article

Responsibility For Solving Problems

Should people take more responsibility for solving problems that affect their communities or the nation in general? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations. Nowadays, there are many problems in our… View Article

DIstinctive Voices Essay

How does the use of distinctive voices emphasise the ways that individuals respond to significant aspects of life? In your response, make detailed reference to your prescribed text Severn Cullis- Suzuki and J.F. Kennedy and ONE other related text of your own choosing. Distinctive voices provide understanding and emphasise the significant events and aspects of… View Article

Was JFK A Great President

During John F. Kennedy’s presidential term he had both many great moments, as well as some poor ones. His greater achievements included creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and avoiding a nuclear war with the Russians in the Cuban Missile Crisis and a more. But he had some major flaws such as the… View Article

Most significant events 1940-1990

This paper will discuss issues that are relevant to each period in history beginning in the 1950’s and ending in the 1990’s. Exploring each period with due appreciation of what happened and what it accomplished in relation to the United States. It is written to awaken your thoughts of past history. The Face of RaceThe… View Article

Yusef Komunyakaa’s “Thanks”

On the outside of Yusef Komunyakaa’s “Thanks” is a very hopeless type of story about a young man in the Vietnam War who recounts events in which could have been his last. He gives thanks to certain objects, as if they were the reason that he did not in fact get shot, or that he… View Article

Loren Baritz’s “God’s Country and American Know-How”

In Loren Baritz’s “God’s Country and American Know-How”, it briefly describes the birth of our nation, characteristics, and theories through out America’s history. “America would become god’s country” (435) is not only the title of the summary but the basis of our founding father’s thoughts. In the begin only few words were spoken of the… View Article

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile crisis was perhaps the closest the world has gone to the point of all out nuclear war, and for 13 days in October the world was watching a dangerous game of ideological brinkmanship. The intensity of the situation was probably best described by Soviet General and Army Chief of Operations, Anatoly Gribkov… View Article

9-11 Incident Compare and Contrast

On September 11th 2001 terrorists attacked both the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. They succeeded in destroying the Twin Towers buildings. There have been many significant events in American History. Two, which stand above the others as turning points for the United States, are Pearl Harbor and the assassination of J.F. Kennedy. Pearl Harbor changed… View Article

Causes of Tension Between Cuba and the United States

On January 9, 1959, following their successful overthrow of the oppressive Batista regime, a band of freedom fighters, anchored by Fidel Castro, marched through the Cuban capital city of Havana. Upon his arrival, Castro immediately seized control of the Cuban government and declared himself the highest executive of the island nation, Premier of Cuba. In… View Article

Final Project 1960 Time Capsule

After receiving a very intriguing call from my colleagues, about a great time capsule find, I made my immediate departure for a little place we call the Red Zone previously known as Colorado. As I arrive I help my colleagues to unearth a time capsule from the period of the 1960s. We carefully opened the… View Article

JFK Inaugural Speech Essay

Patriotic yet hopeful, John F. Kennedy urges the American citizens to act as a community with the rest of the world. Anaphora and abstract words aid him in highlighting his hopes for the pursuit of community in the world. Hortative and imperative sentences were also strongly delivered in his speech to justify what the citizens… View Article

The Beginning of Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

“Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of watching your children grow up with clouds of inferiority in their mental skies. It means having their legs off, and then being condemned for… View Article

Is Brutus justified to kill JC

Brutus argued that Caesar should be killed because he was quickly gaining power. They were afraid that this power would corrupt him and lead him to do future harms. Brutus even believed that Caesar at the time of his death had not done anything to warrant his death. Although Brutus killed Julius Caesar for the… View Article

Rhetorical Analysis on JFK’s Inaugural Address

Majority of the people know the eminent line “ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country” (Kennedy). That is indubitably one of the most well known segments of his speech, however, there are other parts that made it memorable. He knew he was not only speaking… View Article

Analysis of JFK Inauguration Speech

On Friday, 20 January 1961 newly elected President John F. Kennedy delivered his Inauguration speech to the nation of America in the time of uncertainty and fear. Kennedy was the “youngest elected president and the first Roman Catholic president”. During this tumultuous time period the Cold War was at its peak and dangers of nuclear… View Article