Flashcards in JFK Test Deck (376)
Who did Kennedy race against in his election?
When did Kennedy get elected?
What was so special about the 1960 debate?
It was the first televised presidential debate.
Explain the Presidential quality of leadership.
-having public speaking skills in debates and campaigns
Compare Kennedy's and Nixon's demeanor during the 1960 debate.
Kennedy had the confident demeanor, was nervous, but stayed calm. Nixon did not know what to do with his hands, he was sweating and was very nervous and it showed.
Explain the Presidential quality of political experience.
-What have you done and passed
What were some of Kennedy and Nixon's past political experiences?
-Kennedy making call when MLK is in jail, Nixon met with Castro led to Operation Zapata
-Both entered HR in 1946, Kennedy elected to Senate in 1952, has served on multiple committees.
-Nixon from California, elected to Senate in 1950, VP for Eisenhower from 1952-1960
Who gets the political experience advantage and why?
Nixon because he was VP, been in Oval Office, been part of problem solving with Eisenhower.
What was Nixon's biggest foreign policy feat?
He debated Nikita Khrushchev in the kitchen debate.
When Nixon was running for President, what did a reporter ask Eisenhower and how did he reply to it?
Eisenhower was asked by a reporter can you give us advice that he received from Nixon and ran with it and how it panned out, how to evaluate Nixon’s ability, Eisenhower said if you give me a week I can think of one.
What are the effects of Eisenhower's interview answer about Nixon?
It could hurt Nixon's cause.
How did Nixon reply to Eisenhower's interview answer about him?
Nixon says Eisenhower was kidding, Eisenhower never explained himself, Nixon felt it was President’s ultimate decision, even if he gets the edge, not much of one.
Who had the education advantage in the election?
Where did JFK originally apply for college? Did it work out?
He applied to Princeton, but because of an injury, he did not go there.
Where did JFK go to undergraduate college?
What activities was Nixon involved with?
How did JFK graduate from Harvard?
with graduated honors international relations degree
Where did JFK go to school secondly?
After Stanford, where did JFK go?
London School of Economics
What was JFK's senior thesis at Harvard and what was it about?
Called Why England Slept; talks about appeasement
What was Kennedy's second book?
Profiles in Courage
What did he win for Profiles in Courage?
he won Pulitzer prize, highest literary prize in country
What was JFK's IQ?
What is Charisma?
looks speak out with how people judge you, are you likable
What is EQ?
What does EQ measure for a person?
It is a far better predictor for success than IQ, measures your ability to empathize, your ability to measure with someone else, are you liked
What is a political platform?
political party, views on politics
What is the education measure?
A measure of intelligence and success, determination.
Where did Nixon go to undergraduate college?
Whittier College in CA