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Profile of President John F Kennedy
An evaluation of the achievements of the presidency of John F Kennedy, 1961 to 1963 (he was assassinated on 22 November 1963). The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, remembers meeting Kennedy as a young man, before he became president, while historian Kathleen Burk gives a wider context. The footage includes extracts from some of his most famous speeches and there is a particular focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 08 October 2008.
Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
Use as evidence, alongside other sources, to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of John F Kennedy.
Further materials on the Cuban Missile Crisis can be found in the BBC Online Archive - bbc.co.uk/archive/cuba/index.shtml
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