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Section 1: Kennedy and the Cold War

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Kennedy at the Berlin Wall http://www.archives.gov/ exhibits/ american_originals/ kennedy.html
Account of Kennedy's appearance at the Berlin Wall in 1963, with a photograph of Kennedy speaking and an image of one of the cards from which he read. Also includes an account of President Reagan's appearance at the wall in 1987.

John F. Kennedy: Thirty-fifth President, 1961–1963 http://www.whitehouse.gov/ history/ presidents/ jk35.html
Brief biography of Kennedy with links to a biography of his wife, the text of his inaugural address, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library site.

Cold War http://metalab.unc.edu/ expo/ soviet.exhibit/ coldwar.html
Interesting background on the development of the Cold War, with a section on the Cuban Missile Crisis.