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About the Course

When John F. Kennedy entered the presidential limousine at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, he began his ride into history. That journey continues even today and we call it the Kennedy legacy. This course will explore the Presidency, assassination, and lasting legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Students will learn how JFK’s life, administration, and tragic death have influenced the general public, the media, and each of the nine U.S. presidents who followed. Understanding the Kennedy legacy and being able to identify elements of his legacy within the context of modern politics helps understand many of the vexing problems that developed over the last half century as well as many of the challenges that confront us today. November 22, 1963 was so powerful a moment that in the fifty years since the assassination, every U.S. President that followed JFK has used Kennedy’s words and actions in an effort to craft their own political image. Why does Kennedy’s influence persist, and will it continue? What are the effects? We’ll address these questions and more as we explore The Kennedy Half Century. Follow on Twitter: @JFKclass....

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Jul 05, 2017

Larry Sabato is a true genius in political thought. Great realizing that he is fascinated by John Kennedy as I am. There was technical difficulty in Coursera realizing that I had finished the course.


Oct 22, 2015

I really loved this class! Professor Sabato taught this class so eloquently and so well. I have studied the JFK Presidency and Assassination for years, and I loved learning more from this course.

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By Joaquin T

Oct 22, 2017

Great! Thanks for the opportunity

By Jekaterina

Aug 12, 2017

It was interesting. Thank you.

By Sonia A

Jul 06, 2017

Thanks! It was a great course.

By Kent L

Aug 09, 2016

Super Course. Learnt a lot.

By Nana G

Jul 25, 2020

It was a great course.

By Francisco M P

May 29, 2019

I have bought the book

By Игорь А А

Jan 23, 2017

It's very interesting!

By Winston A W

Aug 10, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Richard H

Apr 09, 2018

Thanks so much Larry!

By Amy H

May 11, 2020

Very Interesting!!!

By Francisco J B V

Mar 21, 2016

A must take course!

By Raúl A T G

Oct 21, 2015

Excellent course!

By George T

May 31, 2017

Very interesting


May 25, 2020

Very helpful

By George K I

Sep 17, 2015

excellent !

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