Category Archives: Kennedy Politics

JFK Framed Civil Rights As Both A Constitutional and Moral Imperative

Civil Rights March

At least part of the reason for John Kennedy’s election to the presidency was due to the way he promised to get equal rights for black Americans. Once he assumed office, though, he quarreled with his brother, Robert, who was attorney general. Robert wanted to avoid becoming too involved in such a politically divisive fight. […]

JFK’s Foreign Policy Legacy Offers Lessons For President-Elect Biden

JFK's Foreign Policy

President John F. Kennedy showed a keen interest in foreign policy during his undergraduate time at Harvard. His thesis analyzed Britain’s failure to sustain a military force of similar standing to the Germans in the run-in to WWII. Kennedy traveled through Europe during his father Joseph’s years as ambassador to Great Britain. He reported on […]