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Collage of John F. Kennedy's inaugural addressJFK's InaugurationPage 8 of the Handwritten Note  

John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, 1961

"It was better than mine."

John F. Kennedy, comparing the inaugural address of Thomas Jefferson to his own, January 19, 1961

The inaugural ceremony is a defining moment in a President's career, and no one knew this better than John F. Kennedy as he prepared for his own inauguration of January 20, 1961.


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