Newly released photos of JFK

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The International Center of Photography in New York has an exhibit right now highlighting the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

The photographs include never before seen amateur shots, as well as some that were published at the time.

We have compiled some of the shots to be ready for your classroom use.

For more resources on this era check out our:

US History PowerPoints

Classroom History games

Kennedy versus Khrushchev: Cold War Political Cartoon

The Cold War was a terrifying time because of the high stakes involved with new weapons and mutually assured destruction.

Tensions peaked in the early 1960s when JFK and Khrushchev took us to the brink of nuclear war, which would have killed billions and ended human civilization as we know it.

We have included a copy of this political cartoon along with questions and answers.

Check out our PowerPoints on this era:

Check out our simulation games on the Cold War:

President Kennedy’s Ich bin ein Berliner speech, 1963

This quintessential Cold War speech was given in June of 1963 in West Berlin.

We have included a transcript of the speech as well as questions and answers.

For more on this time period check out sample slides of our US History PowerPoints:

and some simulation games: