John Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the
United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
Kennedy is the first and only Catholic president, and is the only president to have
won a Pulitzer Prize.
Events during his administration include the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile
Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the African American Civil
Rights Movement and early events of the Vietnam War.
Kennedy was assassinated on 22 November 1963, in Dallas, Texas. The event proved
to be an important moment in U.S. history because of its impact on the nation and
the ensuing political repercussions.