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Running head: KENNEDY'S NEW FRONTIER 1 Kennedy's New Frontier Dustin Robison University of Phoenix
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Kennedy's New Frontier The New Frontier was the term used by John F. Kennedy to describe the challenges facing the United States. In his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination for President in 1960, Kennedy said, “We stand today on the edge of a new frontier—the frontier of the 1960s, a frontier of unknown opportunities and paths.” He added, “The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises—it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them ("New frontier", n.d.).” New Frontier, legislative program proposed by United States President John F. Kennedy (1961- 1963). Kennedy promised to bring a new approach to government by proposing programs to respond to
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Unformatted text preview: what he believed were America’s growing economic and social problems. He pledged to use the federal government to help strengthen the nation’s economy. He said that he would create new frontiers in science, education, social welfare, and economic policy. The term “New Frontier” symbolized the spirit of exploration and vigor that Kennedy wanted to bring to his presidency (National Park Service [NSP], n.d., para. 9). References National Park Service. (n.d.). John Fitzgerald Kennedy national historic site . Retrieved from http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/presidents/john_f_kennedy_birthplace.html New frontier. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.answers.com/topic/new-frontier...
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