The Kennedys Chapters

Although America has no royal family, for awhile "The Kennedys" came close. These stories reveal how members of this Irish-American family, and their spouses, impacted the U.S. and its culture during the last part of the 20th century.

President Kennedy's Executive Committee (Ex Comm) is a group of senior advisors who meet with JFK throughout the missile crisis.

The US threatens a shipping quarantine, while Russia will not allow US inspectors to board their ships.

JFK's autopsy states that he died "from gunshot wounds at Dallas, Texas."

Videos and photos portray the Kennedys as a happy and loving family.

Kenny O'Donnell, another advisor, helps JFK pick Lyndon Johnson for vice-president.

The Soviet leader backs down when the US promises not to invade Cuba.

After the death of his brother, Bobby identifies with suffering people and speaks out against injustice.

Lee Harvey Oswald, a man with a troubled past, is America's fourth presidential assassin.

African Americans and their allies demonstrate in the nation's capitol

Khrushchev believes President Kennedy will not react if he places nuclear missiles in Cuba.

African American citizens challenge segregated city buses

Debate still rages over whether Oswald killed JFK but few doubt that he killed Officer J.D. Tippit.

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