Academic Catalog 2019-20

HIST 3147 Biographical Approach to History: John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life

Examines the life and times of John F. Kennedy. After surveying J.F.K.’s youth, participation in World War II, and subsequent career in the House of Representatives and Senate, our focus turns to the Kennedy Presidency and the turbulent 1960s: the Cold War; the Bay of Pigs invasion; the Cuban Missile Crisis; J.F.K.’s domestic agenda; the Civil Rights movement; the Vietnam War; the struggles between political liberalism and conservatism; the Kennedy assassination; and the Camelot legacy. We will make ample use of photographs, slides, music, film, and video.


1.00 unit

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HIST 5147