FYS 101  JFK

John F. Kennedy is an American icon. He was the president of a “new generation” and his life, death and legacy continue to capture the attention of academics and popular writers alike. What is it about this man, his presidency, and even his personal life that compels such interest? In this class we will use a critical lens to examine JFK’s family history, political opportunities and obstacles, style, and the people and initiatives he embraced. How should JFK’s presidency be assessed and what can his political and personal journey teach us about leadership?