Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Kennedy met with Robert Lovett, and they discussed appointments for Kennedy's administration.
Chapters 3-4 Abstract
* The Kennedy administration also drew support from Chester Bowles, who had contacts with the older Democracy Establishment, but Bowles' popularity soon faded.
Chapters 5-6 Abstract
* Kennedy represented the new crowd in American politics, and Kennedy had to compensate...
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