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Kennedy's speech at the American University, 10 June 1963
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JF Kennedy Library and Museum; Kennedy’s speech at the American University, 1963

Questions

  1. What does Kennedy think the Russians ought to be praised for?

  2. What does Kennedy think of communism?

  3. What actions were being taken in pursuit of peace?

  4. Kennedy was shot in November 1963. Given the tone of this speech, do you think the Cold War would have continued had Kennedy lived? Explain your answer.