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A Question of Character
A Life of John F. Kennedy
by Thomas Reeves



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Click here for 20 full quotes from John F. Kennedy in the book A Question of Character, by Thomas Reeves.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Encouraged federal offices to hire blacks.
    Push to register black voters to help Democrats in 1964.
Corporations
    Threat of price-fixing probe got Big Steel to lower prices.
Education
    1950s: Supported federal aid to parochial schools.
    1960s: hasten school desegregation; integrate public places.
Foreign Policy
    Immunized himself from suspicion of being "soft on Reds".
    Food for Peace: $1.5B shipments annually.
    Peace Corps: highest response to "ask not" request.
    Alliance for Progress: $500M for Latin American cooperation.
Homeland Security
    Increase military spending to fight domino effect in SE Asia.
    Bay of Pigs intended to liberate Cuba; ended as fiasco.
    1963: Test Ban Treaty: no nukes in space nor oceans.
Immigration
    1950s: Voted for liberalized immigration laws.
Jobs
    Got union to lower wages; got Big Steel to lower prices.
Principles & Values
    Ambassador father pushed JFK into politics.
    OpEd: 1952: wins Senate seat with dazzle but not substance.
    1960: Give direction to our traditional moral purpose.
    Won 1960 election over Nixon by only 0.1%.
Social Security
    1962: Increased minimum wage and Social Security benefits.
Welfare & Poverty
    Area Development Act: public works in low economic areas.


The above quotations are from A Question of Character
A Life of John F. Kennedy
by Thomas Reeves.


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