The Kennedy Half Century
by University of Virginia
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
When John F. Kennedy entered the presidential limousine at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, he began his ride into history. That journey continues even today and we call it the Kennedy legacy. This course explores the Presidency, assassination, and lasting legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Students learn how JFK’s life, administration, and tragic death have influenced the general public, the media, and each of the nine U.S. presidents who followed.
Identifying John F. Kennedy's legacy and influence helps understand many of the vexing problems that developed over the last half century as well as many of the challenges that confront us even today. November 22, 1963 was so powerful a moment that in the fifty+ years since the assassination, every U.S. President that followed JFK has used Kennedy’s words and actions in an effort to craft their own political image. Why does Kennedy’s influence persist, and will it continue? What are the effects? We’ll address these questions and more as we explore The Kennedy Half Century.
Follow @LarrySabato on Twitter. He frequently tweets about JFK and other political subjects.
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|2||Who was the Real JFK||--||9:26||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||The Mysterious Motorcycle||--||20:28||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||The Dictabelt||--||12:53||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||New Information since the 50th||--||15:31||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Lesson 30 President Gerald Ford||--||14:57||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||50th Anniversary Ceremony||--||10:37||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||The Assassination of John F. Kennedy||--||3:10||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Lesson One: Welcome and Overview||--||19:00||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Lesson Two: Rise To Power||--||10:53||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Lesson Three: JFK's Legislative Career||--||8:52||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||Lesson Four: National Stage||--||9:46||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||Lesson Five: 1960 Campaign||--||9:11||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||Lesson Six: Religion and Politics||--||17:47||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Lesson Seven: 1960 DEBATES||--||9:49||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||Lesson Eight: Heading to Election Day||--||7:09||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||Lesson Nine: 1960 Election||--||13:50||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||Lesson 10: The Kennedy Inauguration||--||9:45||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||Lesson 11: JFK and Civil Rights||--||18:36||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||Lesson 12: JFK and the Space Program||--||6:18||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||Lesson 13: Containing Communism and the Bay of Pigs Disaster||--||10:12||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||Lesson 14: Berlin Crisis||--||12:10||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||Lesson 15: Cuban Missile Crisis (Part One)||--||10:24||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||Lesson 16: Cuban Missile Crisis (Part Two)||--||7:35||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||Lesson 18: Assassination, Physical Evidence||--||5:21||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||Lesson 19: Lee Harvey Oswald||--||20:26||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||Lesson 20: Conspiracy Theories (Part One)||--||17:10||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||Lesson 21: Conspiracy Theories (Part Two)||--||12:55||Free||View in iTunes|
|29||Lesson 22: President Lyndon Johnson (Part One)||--||7:15||Free||View in iTunes|
|30||Lesson 23: President Lyndon Johnson (Part Two)||--||12:32||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||Lesson 24: President Lyndon Johnson (Part Three)||--||10:30||Free||View in iTunes|
|32||Lesson 25: The Warren Commission||--||14:09||Free||View in iTunes|
|33||Lesson 26: President Richard Nixon||--||7:15||Free||View in iTunes|
|34||Lesson 28: President Jimmy Carter (Part One)||--||8:24||Free||View in iTunes|
|35||Lesson 29: President Jimmy Carter (Part Two)||--||11:22||Free||View in iTunes|
|36||Lesson 30: President Ronald Reagan (Part One)||--||7:58||Free||View in iTunes|
|37||Lesson 31: President Ronald Reagan (Part Two)||--||7:09||Free||View in iTunes|
|38||Lesson 32: President Ronald Reagan (Part Three)||--||5:43||Free||View in iTunes|
|39||Lesson 33: President George H.W. Bush||--||5:50||Free||View in iTunes|
|40||Lesson 34: President Bill Clinton||--||13:33||Free||View in iTunes|
|41||Lesson 35: President George W. Bush||--||10:05||Free||View in iTunes|
|42||Lesson 36: President Barack Obama||--||16:47||Free||View in iTunes|
|43||Lesson 37: CONCLUSION: A FLAME ETERNAL?||--||16:53||Free||View in iTunes|
|44||What Does a Democracy of its Citizens?||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|45||Political Ideology Survey||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|46||Kennedy Half Century Topline Results complete||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|47||Kennedy-Half-Century-Audio-Research||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
||App Introduction||--||9:31||Free||View in iTunes|
a bit too short for each video
Why is iMovie bundled into this program? Is this miscatorized or a deliberate attempt to make cash?
In what way would I need iMovie to enjoy this course?
Learned so much in a short period about Kennedy before and during presidency, and his influence on all presidents since then. Dr. Sabato is a great storyteller and explains the facts in a way that is understandable and won't bog you down. I highly recommend it.