President John F. Kennedy and the Citizens of Fort Worth, Texas In the fall of 1963, President John F. Kennedy began to prepare for his second presidential campaign. By the end of September, he had traveled to the West, speaking in nine different states in less than a week. In November he planned a tour of Texas, a "must win" state, visiting five cities over two days. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied the President and Vice President as they spoke in San Antonio and Houston before landing at Carswell Air Force base in Fort Worth on the night of November 21, 1963. The next morning, President Kennedy first spoke to a crowd of approximately two thousand people outside the Hotel Texas before speaking to another two thousand at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in the ballroom. These speeches given on November 22, 1963 were his last. Objectives Students will: define and identify leaders who inspire people analyze photos of President Kennedy’s visit to Fort Worth, Texas identify ways that the citizens of Fort Worth, Texas helped the nation
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