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Things to Remember While Reading an Excerpt from President Kennedy's Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs:

  • Kennedy states that the "urgent time schedule" and massive national resources needed to meet the goal of sending a man to the Moon would be a new experience for the United States. In fact, during World War II (1939–45), a tight time schedule and a massive amount of resources were necessary for the development of the atomic bomb. This top-secret program was known as the "Manhattan Project." Kennedy was aware of how the project was accomplished. He wanted to instill the same sense of importance and immediacy publicly in the American people that had been done privately during World War II.
  • Many historians believe that Kennedy's speech was so inspiring because he made it seem like...

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