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John F. Kennedy--Supplementary Resources


Birthplace of John F. Kennedy: Home of the Boy Who Would Be President examines the formative years of the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States. Below are materials for further exploration of the subjects this lesson considers.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web pages provide a biographical sketch of JFK as well as information about the park.

American Presidents Travel Itinerary
The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information about the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and his Massachusetts boyhood home, The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site.

National Archives (NARA)
The Archives has placed on its web site a large number of items about John F. Kennedy and details about his presidency. To find them, visit the NARA search engine.

American Presidents, Life Portraits
In this series, C-SPAN explores the life stories of the 41 men who have been president by traveling to presidential homes, museums, libraries, and grave sites and speaking with presidential scholars. American Presidents, Life Portraits will focus on one president each week, including John F. Kennedy on November 5, 1999. [http://www.americanpresidents.org/presidents/president.asp?PresidentNumber=34]

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. This web site includes biographical information, presidential recordings, copies of speeches, and resources for educators.

John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address
Read the entire text of the 1961 inaugural address and hear President Kennedy giving the address that morning.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery serves as the final resting place for the thirty-fifth president. This web site includes information and photographs about Kennedy's death and burial.

 

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