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1953-1960 Kennedy's Legislative Career
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blue, Soviet, Nations, Cabbot, Eisenhower, Bouvier, started, Hiss, Sorensen, newspaper, death, Nixon, 1952, poor, investigation, Robert, working, innocence, Massachusetts
legislative career
made friends with other 69 veterans of WWII elected to congress in 1946
including young Republican legislator Richard Nixon from California
          's career began to rocket, not Kennedy's
headed up                            of the House about communist infiltration which led to the arrest of Alger         
Alger Hiss (1904-1996)
American lawyer and government official
involved in the establishment of the United               
accused of being a              spy in 1948
convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950
served three years, maintained his                    until his death
Nixon captured open senate seat in 1950 in California
in          Dwight Eisenhower's running mate
while Nixon was skyrocketing to high office, Kennedy was just getting                in the House
1952 Kennedy challenged Henry              Lodge Jr.
1947-1953 Senator from                           
had been elected three times
was favored to win again in 1952
Cabbot spent too much time working for                      and too little time for himself
Kennedy's family very active in campaign
women held tea parties
             managed the campaign
father funded it
half million dollar loan to a Boston                    that flipped its backing from Lodge to Kennedy
Lodge's grandfather had defeated Kennedy's grandfather
Lodges were Protestant          bloods
Kennedys represented the                class of Irish Catholics who deeply resented the Brahmins, the blue bloods
defeated Lodge by 70,000 votes, even while Eisenhower carried Massachusetts
1953-1960 Kennedy's senate years
marked by          health
had several major back operations in first senate term
was often near           , priests even administered the last unction
1953 married to Jacqueline               
marriage attended by good friend Richard Nixon and wife
wrote "Profiles in Courage", 1957 Pulitzer Prize for biographies
coauthor Ted                 , Kennedy's "intellectual blood bank"
used for foreign audiences
number one problem in foreign policy: to win the support of all the countries who aren't committed to our side of the Cold War: Africa, Middle East and Asia
have been held under colonial domination
desire to be free
we need to demonstrate our interest in them, our desire to help them lift themselves up, that they can win a better place in the world through democratic procedures rather than turning to the communists
how we do this within and within the UN is the great problem that we have
JFK's Rise to Power
1953-1960 Kennedy's Legislative Career
JFK Takes to the National Stage
Kennedy and the Catholic Issue