On january 20, 1961, president john f kennedy was sworn into office and delivered one of the most famous inaugural addresses in us history.
Title: inaugural address, 20 january 1961 description: motion picture of president john f kennedy's inaugural address in washington, dc supreme court chief justice earl warren administers the oath of office to president kennedy. On jan 20, 1961, john f kennedy gave an inaugural address that became one of the most famous speeches in american history it shaped the lives of many who took his words to heart but will the.
The inauguration of john f kennedy as the 35th president of the united states was held on friday, january 20, it was also in his inaugural address that john f kennedy spoke his famous words, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Inaugural address of president john f kennedy washington, dc january 20, 1961 listen to this speech vice president johnson, mr speaker, mr chief justice. The election of 1960 had been close, and the democratic senator from massachusetts was eager to gather support for his agenda he attended holy trinity catholic church in georgetown that morning before joining president eisenhower to travel to the capitol the congress had extended the east front, and the inaugural platform spanned the new addition. In addition to his most famous quote, here are six other highlights from kennedy's jan 20, 1961 inaugural address, which emphasized everyone pitching in for the benefit of the country as a whole, rather than the pursuit of individual freedoms.
Fifty years after president john f kennedy delivered his only presidential inaugural address, his words remain etched in the american psyche below are the top 10 quotes from his iconic inaugural address.
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Jfk's words still inspire 50 years later on jan 20, 1961, john f kennedy gave an inaugural address that became one of the most famous speeches in american history it shaped the lives of many who took his words to heart.