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President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961) and Resource Materials

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    On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address in which he announced that "we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty." This resource group includes 2 primary source images, a background essay and a transcript.

  • President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961): Background Essay

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  • President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961): Transcript

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  • President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961): Image 1

    This is an image of President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address. On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address in which he announced that "we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty."

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  • President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961): Image 2

    This is an additional image of President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address. On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address in which he announced that "we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty."

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National Standards for History

Gain insight into President John F. Kennedy’s hopes for his inaugural address as you examine his hand-written draft of and background information on the speech.


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    The National Archives and Records Administration (archives.gov)

  • http://www.ourdocuments.gov

    Credits

    The National Archives and Records Administration (archives.gov)

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    National Archives

    http://www.ourdocuments.gov

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    The National Archives and Records Administration (archives.gov)

  • Source:

    National Archives

    http://www.ourdocuments.gov

    Credits

    The National Archives and Records Administration (archives.gov)

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