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When John F. Kennedy entered the presidential limousine at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, he began his ride into history. That journey continues even today and we call it the Kennedy legacy. This course will explore the Presidency, assassination, and lasting legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Students will learn how JFK’s life, administration, and tragic death have influenced the general public, the media, and each of the nine U.S. presidents who followed. Understanding the Kennedy legacy and being able to identify elements of his legacy within the context of modern politics helps understand many of the vexing problems that developed over the last half century as well as many of the challenges that confront us today. November 22, 1963 was so powerful a moment that in the fifty years since the assassination, every U.S. President that followed JFK has used Kennedy’s words and actions in an effort to craft their own political image. Why does Kennedy’s influence persist, and will it continue? What are the effects? We’ll address these questions and more as we explore The Kennedy Half Century. Follow on Twitter: @JFKclass....
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John F. Kennedy's Rise to Power

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Reading
9 vidéos (Total 106 min)
Video9 vidéos
JFK: Rise to Power10 min
Kennedy's Legislative Career8 min
JFK Takes to the National Stage9 min
Campaign for the Presidency9 min
Religion and Politics17 min
The 1960 Debates9 min
Heading to Election Day7 min
The 1960 Election13 min

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The Kennedy Presidency and Assassination

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Reading
11 vidéos (Total 133 min), 1 lecture
Video11 vidéos
Civil Rights17 min
The Space Program6 min
Containing Communism: The Bay of Pigs Disaster10 min
The Berlin Crisis12 min
The Cuban Missile Crisis Part 110 min
The Cuban Missile Crisis Part 27 min
The Assassination 10 min
The Assassination: Parkland Hospital, a New President, & a National Funeral18 min
The 50th Anniversary Ceremony in Dallas10 min
Oswald20 min
Reading1 lecture
Resources10 min

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The Kennedy Legacy Begins

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Reading
13 vidéos (Total 161 min)
Video13 vidéos
The Assassination: Physical Evidence5 min
The Warren Commission14 min
The Mysterious Motorcycle20 min
The Dictabelt12 min
New Information Since the 50th15 min
Conspiracy Theories I17 min
Conspiracy Theories II12 min
President Lyndon Johnson I7 min
President Lyndon Johnson II12 min
President Lyndon Johnson III10 min
President Richard Nixon7 min
President Gerald Ford14 min

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The Kennedy Effect Over Fifty Years

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Reading
11 vidéos (Total 113 min), 1 quiz
Video11 vidéos
President Jimmy Carter, Part Two11 min
President Ronald Reagan I7 min
President Ronald Reagan II7 min
President Ronald Reagan III5 min
President George H.W. Bush5 min
President Bill Clinton13 min
President George W. Bush10 min
President Barack Obama16 min
Conclusion: A Flame Eternal?16 min
Who Was the Real JFK9 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Final20 min
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par JNJul 5th 2017

Larry Sabato is a true genius in political thought. Great realizing that he is fascinated by John Kennedy as I am. There was technical difficulty in Coursera realizing that I had finished the course.

par KSOct 22nd 2015

I really loved this class! Professor Sabato taught this class so eloquently and so well. I have studied the JFK Presidency and Assassination for years, and I loved learning more from this course.

Enseignant

Professor Larry J. Sabato

Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics
Director, UVA Center for Politics

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