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Camelot: JFK’s Impact on American Culture and Politics

Few people have had as significant an impact on America’s political and cultural landscape as President John F. Kennedy, whose assassination on November 22, 1963, shocked the country and the world at large.

This website aims to pay tribute to JFK, who remains one of the most beloved US presidents of all time. Here, readers will find insightful articles on Kennedy’s life and times, his family (many members of which pursued their own political careers), and his legacy, both political and cultural.

Precarious Times

Kennedy’s three years in office was a remarkably turbulent time for the United States, which was embroiled in the ongoing Cold War with the then-Soviet Union. This conflict had grave implications for America’s national psyche.

Among several other international crises, Kennedy had to contend with America’s failed invasion of Cuba (1961) and the Cuban missile crisis (1962), in addition to escalations in French Indochina that would eventually lead to the Vietnam War.

Visitors to this site can read about all these fascinating events, which will give them a much better understanding of the precarious times in which this extraordinary president lived.

A Bygone Era

The Kennedy period is now often referred to as America’s ‘Camelot’ era, a reference to King Arthur and the mythical Castle of Camelot, denoting a time of bygone innocence and happiness.

This website provides readers with numerous essays about that idyllic era, along with gripping speculation and theories about who really pulled the trigger on America’s 35th president.