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Bear any burden? John F. Kennedy and Nuclear Weapons

Philip Nash

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Kennedy's reliance on non‐nuclear assets and flexible response overshadowed his reliance on nuclear weapons, just as his nuclear restraint eclipsed recklessness. This is not surprising in view of the ... More


The Ghost of Al Smith

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with a description of Sargent Shriver's efforts to convince Adlai Stevenson to accept Jon F. Kennedy as his running mate in the upcoming presidential election. It examines the ... More


Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

John Gaddis, Philip Gordon, Ernest May, and Jonathan Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book aims to promote debate about John Mueller's thesis that questions whether nuclear weapons had revolutionary effects in international relations. By bringing together evidence of how ten Cold ... More


First Skirmishes

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the events leading up to John F. Kennedy's nomination as presidential candidate. It reviews articles on Kennedy by different religious publications, such as Christianity and ... More


The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Shaun A. Casey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1960 presidential election, won ultimately by John F. Kennedy, was one of the closest and most contentious in American history. The country had never elected a Roman Catholic president, and the ... More


Preparing for Battle

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Richard Nixon's preparations to do battle against Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election. Nixon's religion problem was the converse of Kennedy's. That is, how could he ... More


A Lion in a Den of Daniels

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the growing anxiety over the religion issue in the Kennedy camp. The Kennedy campaign knew that the religion issue would not be fully resolved until Election Day. On the Nixon ... More


John F. Kennedy and the Democratic Nomination

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After the 1958 congressional sweep and with Eisenhower constitutionally prohibited from running for election, Democratic spirits soared. Under these circumstances, there was no shortage of available ... More


Guerrilla Warfare

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the Peale meeting, a gathering of Protestant ministers at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., which was designed to put a public face on Protestant opposition to ... More


The Endgame

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the final events leading up to the 1960 presidential election. Despite the success in Houston, the Kennedy camp faced a massive force of grassroots anti-Catholicism that at ... More


Kennedy and Nixon before 1960

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter dwells at length on the political backgrounds of John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon and the tumultuous developments culminating in the 1960 presidential election. The historical ... More


The Lay of The Land

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the coverage of Catholic and Protestant relations in various religions publications. It reviews the articles and editorials on Kennedy's candidacy and his religion. By the end ... More


Defensive War: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Cambodian Incursion

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes presidential conduct by showing how presidents can augment their authority to engage in independent acts of war. Specifically, it assesses Kennedy's behavior in the Cuban ... More


Mobilizing the Troops

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Nixon's strategy for addressing Kennedy's Catholicism. It describes former Missouri Congressman Orlando K. Armstrong's off-the-record role as organizer of anti-Catholic forces ... More


The View from the Grassy Knoll

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Born of bereavement and drawing strength from the memory of a lost Camelot, ... More


End of the Tunnel?: A Comprehensive Plan for South Vietnam

Howard Jones

in Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176056
eISBN:
9780199850051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176056.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the war escalated, so did the president's interest in a partial withdrawal. The Mansfield report was deeply troubling not only because it contradicted most previous assessments but because it came ... More


Bernstein's Mass

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter gives the story of the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass: A Theater Piece For Singers, Players and Dancers, conducted at the opening night of the John F. Kennedy Center for the ... More


John F. Kennedy

Elizabeth N. Saunders

in Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449222
eISBN:
9780801460999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449222.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter argues that President John F. Kennedy held strong beliefs that located the source of threats in the internal institutions of other states. Even before reaching the Oval Office, Kennedy ... More


The Development Decade

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

John F. Kennedy eagerly embraced the use of foreign aid as an instrument of foreign policy, reforming the existing Point Four model into the US Agency for International Development. Lyndon Johnson ... More


Epilogue

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses some lessons learned from the Kennedy and Nixon campaigns. It contends that Kennedy's answers about the role of his faith and his politics in his Houston speech no longer ... More


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