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The President & The Poet

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the thirty-fifth President of the United States. His inaugural address is best remembered for a single line: “My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” Robert Frost was the first poet to speakContinue reading “The President & The Poet”

THE DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT

Sadly, on this day, 22nd November 1963, President John F. Kennedy died. In the autumn of 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his advisers had started planning for the next presidential campaign. On November 12th, he held the first important political planning meeting where JFK stressed the importance of winning Florida and Texas and discussedContinue reading “THE DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT”