Photo Galleries (3)
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy(20 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy.
Communist Leaders(12 Photos)
During the 20th century, the worldwide spread of communism took many different forms under the direction of each country's leadership.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis(10 Photos)
In October 1962, Cold War tensions erupted when the United States and Soviet Union faced off during the Cuban Missile Crisis, bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile CrisisVideo Clip (2:22)
Video Clip (2:22)
Get the story of the dramatic face-off that nearly ended in nuclear war, as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
JFK: A New Generation
JFK: A New GenerationVideo Clip (3:57)
Video Clip (3:57)
John F. Kennedy's progressive agenda during the 1960s inspired a new generation of optimism in America.
Deconstructing History: Berlin Wall
Deconstructing History: Berlin WallVideo Clip (2:27)
Video Clip (2:27)
For 30 years, the Berlin Wall was the defining symbol of the Cold War, separating families and keeping the people from jobs and opportunity in the west.
Cold WarVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
The Cold War is over, but what it left behind may surprise you.
Castro Urges Nuclear Attack on America
Castro Urges Nuclear Attack on AmericaVideo Clip (1:56)
Video Clip (1:56)
During the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, America and the Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war. Fidel Castro urged the Soviets to attack first.
Manhattan ProjectVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
Explore the top-secret American project to build the world's first atomic bomb.
The First JFK-Nixon Debate
The First JFK-Nixon DebateVideo Clip (2:30)
Video Clip (2:30)
Charisma and on-camera personality were keys to winning the first televised presidential debate.
The President's Nuclear Football
The President's Nuclear FootballVideo Clip (3:24)
Video Clip (3:24)
The top secret "nuclear football" accompanies the president at all times.
Inaugural Address: John F. Kennedy
Inaugural Address: John F. KennedyVideo Clip (2:53)
Video Clip (2:53)
Excerpts from John F. Kennedy's inaugural address on Friday, January 20, 1961.
Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Kennedy and the Cuban Missile CrisisVideo Clip (2:38)
Video Clip (2:38)
President Kennedy avoided nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis and gained the trust of the nation.
JFK's Road to the White House
JFK's Road to the White HouseVideo Clip (3:43)
Video Clip (3:43)
John F. Kennedy sets his sights on the White House.
Russia Withdraws Cuban Missiles
Russia Withdraws Cuban MissilesVideo Clip (0:56)
Video Clip (0:56)
Footage from sea of the conclusion of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Speeches & Audio (1)
President Kennedy Addresses United Nations Staff
President Kennedy Addresses United Nations StaffAudio Clip (3:42)
Audio Clip (3:42)
On a September 20, 1963, visit to New York that includes an address to the United Nations General Assembly on the nuclear test-ban treaty, President John F. Kennedy takes time out to express his appreciation to Americans working at the United Nations.
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On August 5, 1963, representatives of the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which prohibited the testing of nuclear weapons in outer space, underwater, or in the atmosphere.Go
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