Without a doubt John F. Kennedy has become one of America's most favorite presidents. Among his greatest accomplishments were his leadership during the Cuban missile crisis and the establishment of the Peace Corps. In contrast to his success, however, the Bay of Pigs invasion and his stance on civil rights showed him at his worst. Yet more than Kennedy's successes and failures, his ability to inspire many Americans to serve their country has been his lasting legacy.

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