"John Fitzgerald Kennedy", commonly known as "Jack Kennedy" or by his initials "JFK", was an American politician who served as the List of Presidents of the United States/35th President of the United States from January 1961 until Assassination of John F. Kennedy/his assassination in November 1963. Notable events that occurred during his presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race—by initiating Project Apollo (which later culminated in the Apollo 11/moon landings), the building of the Berlin Wall, the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)/African-American Civil Rights Movement, and the increased US involvement in the Vietnam War.

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