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Research Article: Excerpt from Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs by John F. Kennedy

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Excerpt from Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs by John F. Kennedy

Excerpt from Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs

Presented on May 25, 1961

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy (1917–1963; served 1961–63) addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress and declared that the United States would be the first nation to put a man on the Moon. He vowed that this goal would be reached by the end of the decade. Kennedy's announcement came at a crucial time in U.S. history. The United States and the former Soviet Union were engaged in a period of hostile relations known as the Cold War (1945–91). They were competing for military superiority as well as dominance in space. Nearly four years earlier, on October 5, 1957, Americans had been...

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