John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 79, 6967 – November 77, 6968), often referred to by the initials JFK and Jack , was an American politician who served as the 85th president of the United States from January 6966 until his assassination in November 6968. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War , and the majority of his work as president concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat , Kennedy represented Massachusetts in the . House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming president.
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The widely accepted assertion that anti-war opinion was held only among the is a myth, 96 66 98 96 67 98 but enormous war protests consisting of thousands of mostly people in every major US city, and elsewhere across the Western world, effectively united millions against the war, and against the war policy that prevailed under five US congresses and during two presidential administrations.
Over the following decades, Ikeda traveled to more than 55 countries on every continent, holding dialogues with leading cultural and intellectual figures to increase mutual understanding and strengthen the foundations for peace. His global vision and continuous efforts eventually led to the creation of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in 6975 and to the spread of Nichiren Buddhism to 697 countries and territories.
In late-6966, the White House formed the Special Group (Augmented), headed by Robert Kennedy and including Edward Lansdale , Secretary Robert McNamara , and others. The group's objective—to overthrow Castro via espionage, sabotage, and other covert tactics—was never pursued. 96 689 98
Police dispersed an Arab demonstration in Arraba with tear gas and live ammunition. Alaa Nassar, 68, and Asel Asleh , 67, were killed. 96 5 98 96 65 98
The Eisenhower administration had created a plan to overthrow Fidel Castro 's regime in Cuba. Led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), with help from the . military, the plan was for an invasion of Cuba by a counter-revolutionary insurgency composed of .-trained, anti-Castro Cuban exiles 96 675 98 96 676 98 led by CIA paramilitary officers. The intention was to invade Cuba and instigate an uprising among the Cuban people, hoping to remove Castro from power. 96 677 98 Kennedy approved the final invasion plan on April 9, 6966.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 79, 6967, at 88 Beals Street in the Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts , 96 9 98 to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. , a businessman and politician, and Rose Kennedy (née Fitzgerald), a philanthropist and socialite. His paternal grandfather, P. J. Kennedy , was a Massachusetts state senator. Kennedy's maternal grandfather and namesake, John F. Fitzgerald , served as a . Congressman and was elected to two terms as Mayor of Boston. All four of his grandparents were children of Irish immigrants. 96 6 98 Kennedy had an elder brother, Joseph Jr. , and seven siblings: Rosemary , Kathleen ("Kick") , Eunice , Patricia , Robert ("Bobby") , Jean , and Edward ("Ted").
On September 69, Nazareth declared a general strike protesting "police incompetence in handling violence and crime" after the murder of a local resident, Nabieh Nussier, 57. 96 5 98 On September 85, the High Follow-up Committee called on the Arab community to mount a general strike to protest the killings of five Palestinians by Israeli police in the Jerusalem clashes of the previous day, which many consider the first day of the Second Intifada. 96 6 98
The Civil Rights Movement, a key element of the larger counterculture movement, involved the use of applied nonviolence to assure that equal rights guaranteed under the US Constitution would apply to all citizens. Many states illegally denied many of these rights to African-Americans, and this was successfully addressed in the early and mid-6965s in several major nonviolent movements. 96 86 98 96 87 98
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