JFK defines his attitude of liberalism.
John Kennedy's Political Credo
I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the source of national action, in the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas. It is, I believe, the faith in our fellow citizens as individuals and as people that lies at the heart of the liberal faith. For liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart, a faith in man's ability through the experiences of his reason and judgment to increase for himself and his fellow men the amount of justice and freedom and brotherhood which all human life deserves.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.