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    John McCain (1999)

    Two U.S. Senators who reached across the aisle to join forces in a bi-partisan effort to reform the way political campaigns are financed were the recipients of the 1999 Profile in Courage Award. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin were honored for seeking to address their respective party’s...

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    The Making of a President

    August 28, 2008 - September 30, 2010 The Making of a President is a special display of archival material and Museum objects from the Library's collection that explores those elements of John F. Kennedy's life that prepared him for a career in public service and motivated him to seek the nation's highest elected office.

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    The Bay of Pigs

    During the period between the election and his inauguration, JFK was briefed on a CIA plan developed within the Eisenhower Administration to train Cuban exiles for an invasion of their homeland. The United States was distrustful of Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba, and wary of his relationship with Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier. The plan...

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    Nickolas Murnion (1998)

    Garfield County Attorney Nickolas Murnion successfully prosecuted Montana's fiercely anti-government “Freemen” for advocating terrorism, and rallied his small community to stand up to the extremist hate group. In March 1994, the Freemen posted a $1 million bounty for the arrest and conviction of Murnion and several others who were involved in the f...

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    Russell Feingold (1999)

    Two U.S. Senators who reached across the aisle to join forces in a bi-partisan effort to reform the way political campaigns are financed were the recipients of the 1999 Profile in Courage Award. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin were honored for seeking to address their respective party’s...

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    Managing a Presidential Campaign

    Students use materials related to the 1960 presidential election, including some from the President's Desk to explore the elements of a successful political campaign.

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    Moon Shot- JFK and Space Exploration

    May 16, 2009 - April 28, 2010 In 1961, President Kennedy challenged the nation to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the decade. Appealing to the spirit of adventure, to patriotic pride, and to the cause of freedom, his words ignited one of the greatest technological mobilizations in U.S. history. Eight ...

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    Managing a Presidential Campaign: The 1960 Election

    Topic: Presidential Campaigns and the 1960 Election, History, Civics and Government In a presidential election, a candidate uses a campaign to persuade voters to cast their votes in the candidate’s favor. In this lesson, students will look at correspondence between John F. Kennedy and a sixth grader, as well as materials related to the 1960 ...

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    "The Making of a President" a New Display Now Open in the Museum at the Kennedy Presidential Library (August 27, 2008)
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    Boston, MA – As citizens across the country prepare to elect the next President, the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has unveiled The Making of a President, a special display of archival material and Museum objects from the Library’s collection that explores those elements of John F. Kennedy’s life that prepared him for a care...

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