F. Kennedy, took the 100 Days tradition and multiplied it by 10. His
term in office is often remembered as the 1,000 Days of Camelot, which
ended abruptly when he was assassinated in 1964.
his first day as president, in his inauguration speech, Kennedy challenged
Americans to "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what
you can do for your country." In those first 100 days, Kennedy
established the Peace Corps.
Kennedy is remembered for creating a "can-do" spirit that inspired many Americans. Kennedy made the successes in civil rights, space travel and even the "Bay of Pigs" crisis a breathtaking 1,000 days for many Americans.