President Kennedy ran against Republican candidate Richard Nixon, former Vice President. Kennedy was the Senator of Massachusetts before he ran for President.
President Kennedy won the 1960 Presidential Election.
President Kennedy played a major role in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy decided to place a naval blockade on Cuba to rid Cuba of Soviet missiles and supplies.
President Kennedy and VP Johnson discussing the Cuban Missile Crisis
President Kennedy was shot during a parade by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. He was taken to the hospital where thirty minutes later he passed away. Govener Connely was also shot, but he survived.
President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.