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Presidents: World War II to Today's Presidents
Presidents: John F. Kennedy
The 35th President of the United States
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Johnson Takes Oath of Office Aboard Air Force One
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Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president of the United States aboard Air Force One before the plane leaves Dallas for Washington, D.C.
Presidential Fun Facts
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The Oval Office has been filled with extraordinary presidents, but did you know about these not-so-famous firsts?
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Presidential Term
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After Franklin D. Roosevelt was reelected in one of the greatest landslides in American history, he had a surprisingly shaky second term.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Last Presidential Term
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's capable handling of two major crises, the depression and WWII, earned him a legacy as one of the greatest U.S. multi-term presidents.
Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Moscow Conference
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Watch the speech given by Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Moscow Conference during World War II.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The World War II Years
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Examine President Franklin D. Roosevelt's role in World War II. Find out how he led the United States from isolationism to victory.
Ask Steve: Southern Strategy
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In this video clip from Ask Steve, the Southern Strategy is explained. It was the republican party's successful plan of getting the white southern population to shift their views from democratic to republican.
History Uncut: Lyndon and Ladybird Xmas Morning 1968
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Spend Christmas morning at the White House with President Lyndon Johnson and his wife Lady Bird in this video clip from 'History Uncut'.
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This John F. Kennedy vs. Richard Nixon 1960 presidential debate History Channel video shows Senator Kennedy speaking about the importance of the Social Security Act of 1935 and now was the time to do something for elderly medical care.
Chester A. Arthur's Presidency
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address
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On March 3, 1933, the newly elected president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, promises a country battered by the Great Depression a renewed prosperity, setting forth plans to put the government to work.
Roosevelt Elected to Third Term
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From WGN Chicago on November 7, 1940, news reporter Fulton Lewis Jr. details the historic third-term election of Franklin D. Roosevelt as president of the United States.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Accepts Fourth Term Nomination
Franklin D. Roosevelt Accepts Fourth Term NominationAudio Clip (2:08)
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Broadcast from a Pacific coast naval base to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, on July 20, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt accepts his party’s nomination for an unprecedented fourth presidential bid and speaks about postwar preparations now that victory is close at hand.
Truman's Inaugural Address
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On January 20, 1949, beginning his second term, President Harry Truman denounces communism and presents a program for peace in his inaugural address.
The Eisenhower Doctrine
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In order to suppress growing Soviet influence in the Middle East following the Suez Crisis of 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appears before a joint session of Congress on January 5, 1957, to present a policy that will become known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. It holds that the United States would be authorized to provide military assistance "to secure and protect the territorial integrity" of any nations threatened by international communism.
Eisenhower's Inaugural Address
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When Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th president of the United States on January 20, 1953, his inaugural address lays out a nine-point plan for achieving world peace.
Johnson Introduces "Great Society"
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In a speech presented at the University of Michigan on May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson outlines his vision of a "Great Society," which includes the ideas that will later become programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Head Start.
Obama's Inaugural Address
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On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and the nation's first African-American president. In his inaugural address, he reminds Americans that he is taking office "in the midst of crisis" but offers hope in meeting the challenge.
John F. Kennedy on Coup in South Vietnam
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On October 29, 1963, President John F. Kennedy meets with the National Security Council to discuss whether to support the overthrow of South Vietnam's President Ngo Dinh Diem. During the secretly recorded conversation, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and the president craft a detailed plan involving Henry Cabot Lodge, ambassador to South Vietnam, Gen. Paul D. Harkins and the general of the South Vietnamese military, hoping to avoid setting off a civil war in the country.
Truman Announces Japan's Surrender
Truman Announces Japan's SurrenderAudio Clip (1:57)
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On September 1, 1945, in a radio address to the American people, President Harry Truman announces the unconditional surrender of Japan, formalized aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.
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