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        President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961) and Resource Materials

        This resource group contains two facsimiles and a transcript of, and a background essay on President John F. Kennedy's January 20, 1961 inaugural address, which focused on foreign policy, as opposed to partisan issues.This speech contained the famous line: "ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country."

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        President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961): Image 1

        This is a facsimile of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address.

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        President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961): Image 2

        This is a facsimile of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address.

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        President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961): Transcript

        Transcript of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address.

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        President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961): Background Essay

        This essay provides background and context for President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address.

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