In 1960 JFK ran to be the democratic nomination for the presidency. He won the nomination with Lyndon B. Johnson as his running mate. He was elected in 1961 as the 35th president.
Bay of Pigs Invasion
The First Major Political challange in his career was the Vienna summit. This summit was where Nikita Khrushchev and JFK first met in person and discussed many topics about the cold war such as berlin.
Cuban Missle Crisis
After the Vienna conference JFk voiced his support for west berlin and ordered that it be protected. The soviet union responded by building the berlin wall in 1961.
On April 17th 1961 american trained cuban exiles invaded cuba in hopes to spark a revloution agasint Castro, the communist dictator. This failed and JFK had to negoiate the release of the Prisoners
In 1962 after bay of bigs Cuba feard and american invasion so asked the USSR for support. JFK and Khrushchev had to negoiagte with the other to prevent nuclear war.
On the morning of November 22nd, 1963 JFK was visiting Dallas Texas when he was shot twice by Lee Harvey Oswald. He died 30 Minutes later.