The Kennedy Half Century
by University of Virginia
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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.
Class Twitter Page @JFKclass
|1||Who was the Real JFK||--||9:26||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||The Mysterious Motorcycle||--||20:28||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||The Dictabelt||--||12:53||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||New Information since the 50th||--||15:31||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Lesson 30 President Gerald Ford||--||14:57||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||50th Anniversary Ceremony||--||10:37||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||The Assassination of John F. Kennedy||--||3:10||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Lesson One: Welcome and Overview||--||19:00||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Lesson Two: Rise To Power||--||10:53||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Lesson Three: JFK's Legislative Career||--||8:52||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Lesson Four: National Stage||--||9:46||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||Lesson Five: 1960 Campaign||--||9:11||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||Lesson Six: Religion and Politics||--||17:47||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||Lesson Seven: 1960 DEBATES||--||9:49||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Lesson Eight: Heading to Election Day||--||7:09||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||Lesson Nine: 1960 Election||--||13:50||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||Lesson 10: The Kennedy Inauguration||--||9:45||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||Lesson 11: JFK and Civil Rights||--||18:36||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||Lesson 12: JFK and the Space Program||--||6:18||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||Lesson 13: Containing Communism and the Bay of Pigs Disaster||--||10:12||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||Lesson 14: Berlin Crisis||--||12:10||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||Lesson 15: Cuban Missile Crisis (Part One)||--||10:24||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||Lesson 16: Cuban Missile Crisis (Part Two)||--||7:35||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||Lesson 18: Assassination, Physical Evidence||--||5:21||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||Lesson 19: Lee Harvey Oswald||--||20:26||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||Lesson 20: Conspiracy Theories (Part One)||--||17:10||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||Lesson 21: Conspiracy Theories (Part Two)||--||12:55||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||Lesson 22: President Lyndon Johnson (Part One)||--||7:15||Free||View in iTunes|
|29||Lesson 23: President Lyndon Johnson (Part Two)||--||12:32||Free||View in iTunes|
|30||Lesson 24: President Lyndon Johnson (Part Three)||--||10:30||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||Lesson 25: The Warren Commission||--||14:09||Free||View in iTunes|
|32||Lesson 26: President Richard Nixon||--||7:15||Free||View in iTunes|
|33||Lesson 28: President Jimmy Carter (Part One)||--||8:24||Free||View in iTunes|
|34||Lesson 29: President Jimmy Carter (Part Two)||--||11:22||Free||View in iTunes|
|35||Lesson 30: President Ronald Reagan (Part One)||--||7:58||Free||View in iTunes|
|36||Lesson 31: President Ronald Reagan (Part Two)||--||7:09||Free||View in iTunes|
|37||Lesson 32: President Ronald Reagan (Part Three)||--||5:43||Free||View in iTunes|
|38||Lesson 33: President George H.W. Bush||--||5:50||Free||View in iTunes|
|39||Lesson 34: President Bill Clinton||--||13:33||Free||View in iTunes|
|40||Lesson 35: President George W. Bush||--||10:05||Free||View in iTunes|
|41||Lesson 36: President Barack Obama||--||16:47||Free||View in iTunes|
|42||Lesson 37: CONCLUSION: A FLAME ETERNAL?||--||16:53||Free||View in iTunes|
|43||The Kennedy Half-Century||An original and illuminating narrative revealing John F. Kennedy's lasting influence on America, by the acclaimed political analyst Larry J. Sabato. John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago-yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato-himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency-explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and especially on each of his nine presidential successors. A recent Gallup poll gave JFK the highest job approval rating of any of those successors, and millions remain captivated by his one thousand days in the White House. For all of them, and for those who feel he would not be judged so highly if he hadn't died tragically in office, The Kennedy Half-Century will be particularly revealing. Sabato reexamines JFK's assassination using heretofore unseen information to which he has had unique access, then documents the extraordinary effect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view of a historical figure. The full and fascinating results, gathered by the accomplished pollsters Peter Hart and Geoff Garin, paint a compelling portrait of the country a half-century after the epochal killing. Just as significantly, Sabato shows how JFK's presidency has strongly influenced the policies and decisions-often in surprising ways-of every president since. Among the hundreds of books devoted to JFK, The Kennedy Half-Century stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective. Anyone who reads it will appreciate in new ways the profound impact JFK's short presidency has had on our national psyche.||--||$13.99||View in iTunes|
|44||The Day That Launched The Kennedy Half Century||November 22, 1963 comes to life as you hear the live recordings of events as they unfold. Listen to the Dallas police radio recordings and following along with the most complete compilation of transcripts of 11/22/63 ever released and draw your own conclusions about what happened on that fateful day.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|45||What Does a Democracy of its Citizens?||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|46||Political Ideology Survey||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|47||Kennedy Half Century Topline Results complete||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|48||270toWin||The 2016 election is in your hands with the 270toWin App. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the White House. Make your predictions by starting with one of the many Library maps or create your own from a blank map. With one touch you are on your way to deciding which states will go to the Republican party, which ones will go to the Democratic party and which ones are leaning, likely or undecided. You can further customize each map you create by selecting a specific candidate for each party. The maps you create are automatically saved and can easily be shared through social media. Make as many predictions and maps as you like; you are only limited by the memory on your iPad. Learn election and state voting history as well. The History section contains an engaging interactive timeline. View candidates, the changing composition of the country and political parties, issues of the day and election facts. Even if your state leans red or blue today, this likely has not always been the case. The App contains a screen for each state, packed with facts and figures about a state's voting history from the date of admission. It even includes an early projection of the electoral votes each state will have after the 2020 Census.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|49||Kennedy-Half-Century-Audio-Research||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
||App Introduction||--||9:31||Free||View in iTunes|
|51||From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, when it happens in the world, it happens on Twitter first. See all sides of the story. Join the conversation. Watch live streaming events. Twitter is what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. More highlights: - Watch premium and exclusive live streams directly from your mobile device. No account required. - Go Live with a tap or sit back and watch events unfold from around the world. Timeline - Discover what your favorite sports, news, politics, and entertainment thought leaders are talking about - Experience dynamic media — like photos, videos, and GIFs - Retweet, share, like, or reply to Tweets in your timeline - Write a Tweet to let the world know what’s happening with you Explore - See what topics and hashtags are trending now - Discover Moments, curated stories showcasing the very best of today’s biggest events - Get caught up on news headlines and videos - Relive the latest sports highlights - Be in the know about pop culture and entertainment - See what fun stories are going viral Notifications - Find out who started following you - Discover which of your Tweets were liked or Retweeted - Respond to replies or be alerted to Tweets you were mentioned in Messages - Chat privately with friends and followers - Share Tweets and other media - Create a group conversation with anyone who follows you Profile - Customize your profile with a photo, description, location, and background photo - Look back at your Tweets, Retweets, replies, media, and likes Connect - Get suggestions on influential people to follow - Sync your contacts to find friends currently on Twitter or invite more||--||Free||View in iTunes|
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In what way would I need iMovie to enjoy this course?
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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.