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John F. Kennedy

President during the Cuban Missle Crisis

Robert Kennedy

The President's brother and the attorney general of the United States, the president's closest advisor.

Kenny O'Donnell

played by Kevin Costner, he is a long time confident and top assistant to the president.

General Curtis LeMay

Chief of Staff for the Air force

Nikita S. Khrushchev

Soviet Union leader

Bob McNamara

Secretary of Defense

Dean Rusk

Secretary of State

Adlai Stevenson

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

Dean Atchinson

former Secretary of State, considered an elder statesman

Munich appeasement

policy to mollify (calm or quiet) Hitler, JFK's father was involved in this.


controlled by Fidel Castro, loyal to the Soviet Union


Military overthrow of the government

Offensive weapons

weapons designed to attack rather than defend a country

John F. Kennedy

Assasinated in 1963 in Dallas, Texas

Lee Harvey Oswald

killed John F. Kennedy

Jack Ruby

killed Lee Harvey Oswald

Warren Commission

Commission made by LBJ after killing of John F. Kennedy. (Point is to investigate if someone paid for the assasination of Kennedy.) Conclusion is that Oswald killed Kennedy on his own. Commissioner is Chief Justice Warren.

Lyndon B. Johnson

vice-president to Kennedy; took over the job as President when John F. Kennedy died.

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